Wednesday, October 23, 2019

If you need help, I so hope you will let yourself get help.

I needed help years ago.
I felt weird about it, though, since I was a pastor's wife (and had even been a missionary for a few short years). (!)
I was supposed to have 'everything together.' 

Well, I didn't.

And found it a profound relief (though after a LONG while) that I could admit I needed help.



I was having major insomnia - and many bouts of negativity and lots of sad feelings.
I had been keeping up my 'quiet times' that I had learned through many years of 'spiritual growth'...
And I had even read a book that was against psychologists - and their 'psychological babble'. 

But then (long story short) I knew I needed help.

Finally I became open to 'help'.

Finally I went to a counselor,
It has affected my life ever since. EVER SINCE.

Sam had recommended folks to this counselor he'd found. A GREAT COUNSELOR.
So he recommended ME to that counselor.

I was kind of fearful.
I thought it would make me rethink my growing-up years... and question them - well, as BAD YEARS. Toxic years.

NO. It helped me see my family of origin as though not perfect, having some lessons I could learn.
Like what did my daddy do? How did he think?
How did he respond to negativity?

WHOA.

I won't go into it all (it would take a book) but I did discover that I could face life okay.
I could.
And I can.
And I do.

I give a HEARTY THANKS TO DR. BARRIS AYRES, MY COUNSELOR AND MY LIFELONG FRIEND.

I do NOT know what I would have done without you, Barris.


THANK YOU!!!

THANK YOU!!!!

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