Greetings! My name is Sheri, and I’d like to welcome you to my blog!
First, let me introduce myself. I’m a wife, a mother of 3, an Autism advocate, and a child of God. I work full-time, do photography part-time, and run a successful household…sometimes. I love to craft, read, watch movies, and hang out with my family, and I’m incapable of saying no when asked to volunteer (but really trying to work on that). I consider myself an average mom doing an average job.
So why blog?
In 1999, I was attending a ladies’ bible study and drowning in shame because I was a Christian and on anti-depressants. At the time, it wasn’t something that was spoken of, and I thought I was the only one reliant on medication to function beyond depression. I finally broke down and “confessed”. Imagine my surprise when a sweet friend responded with, “I’m on anti-depressants, too,” as if it was just another fact of life.
That moment changed my life.
It made me realize that we all have the same struggles, but so many of us feel like we’re the ONLY ONES. All it takes is for one person to step out and tell her story, and then we don’t feel so alone. We feel like we are part of a tribe. And when we have our tribe surrounding us, we can make it through another day.
Gradually, I started looking for opportunities to share my journey through depression, raising an Autistic child along with his two siblings, dealing with constant financial struggles, living in a place that is not my “home”, having a less-than-perfect house, coping with health issues and fatigue, and living a life under a constant cloud of bad luck. In fact, I’ve been sharing so much for so long that I no longer have a filter! But if I can help one person feel like she’s not the only one who doesn’t have it all together, then sharing my warts’n’all stories is absolutely worth it.
I hope after reading my blog you feel like you have someone who understands that sometimes life just sucks. I hope you know it’s okay to love your child while cursing that diagnosis. I hope you see that depression affects literally millions of us–and that includes Christians. I hope you learn that sometimes “Good Enough” is more than enough, and you’re still an amazing mom. I hope I can help you learn to laugh through the chaos and tears, that you find some tips and tricks to make life easier, and that this will be a place that makes you feel like you belong. I hope you find your tribe.
So grab some chocolate, put your feet up, and let’s dive in together!