Depression

“Depression has no appointment, it invades and controls. It’s like a dim lit dream with the exception of never waking from the darkness, the haze, the despair. Snooze…

You may consider yourself aware and with intelligence but…depression will trick even you… Fool…

You will look and never see the train, the cliff, the bridge, the ledge… Jump…

Your voice has been stripped from your throat and no one listens anymore. Silence..

You are erased, dismissed, counseled, looked down on, talked about in whispers… AND they think you do not know… Look Away…

You smile, nod, agree, go with it… Die’g…

The mask saves and kills. You long to be free. Depression…”

By bstephens

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According to www.adaa.org: Depression affects approximately 14.8 million American adults, or about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year.

For help contact: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255)

Another great resource for individuals who know or suffer from TBI: http://m.brainline.org/content/content.php?id=782

 

Prepare for Impact

Many times we do not realize the impact we have on others…

During an emotionally charged time in my life, I happened across this barn on one of my road trips and after taking a second look at the picture I took on that day, I realized the barn image was “reflecting” on the hood of my car… it made me think about how each of us also reflects something toward everyone we meet, talk and interact with and I had to ask myself … what image is being reflected…

 

Quote Pic From Amish 2016

Christian Turns 4 Years Old

OH my little buddy … Christian is his name … he is a purebred, black Pug !

April 2013

Taken in 2013 – Posing in the green grass with his red walking harness

Christian can be very territorial and likes to bark when anyone visits or comes knocking at the door and he loves to talk to the neighbors dogs by barking through our fence. He doesn’t have any issues ‘acting’ like he is a big dog and he doesn’t mind posing for pictures from time to time.Christian

 

I remember the day I brought him home, he was so tiny and depended on me for everything. He was so small in fact I could wrap him in a hand towel, folded in half. He loved that, I am guessing it made him feel secure being wrapped up in something soft while I held him. Those really early days were precious to me and times I will never, ever forget.

2016 Jan 12 Christian 4 yr old2

2016 Birthday Hat – I turned 4,  Jan 12th !

This month he turns 4 years old and we celebrated with a new toy, a special dinner and a nice red party hat!  He wore the hat just long enough for me to snap a few pictures.

He has gained a few pounds in the last couple of years as he settles nicely into his pug rolls and is happy and healthy in our home… a little spoiled but I guess with a face like that, who wouldn’t be spoiled!              Signature

Christian and I - 3rd Birthday

Christian & Mommy (Me) – On his 3rd Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUDDY !