One learns a lot when looking back on journal entries, or blog entries. Truths about yourself hit home. Truths you never noticed before but others did. And it’s embarrassing.

As I’ve gone through this blog, starting in 2006, I’ve seen me mention every little ache and pain I experienced. The slightest feeling of depression – or even sense of depression threatening. And all these feelings were shared with my supporters. How very patient they were to listen to all this!

I have a good friend who suffers as much – if not more than me. But she only shares her emotions with her counselor – and with me if I coax her. As far as I know, she doesn’t burden her friends with it.  I’m ashamed how I did.

Why did I feel I had to?…and do I still? I wish I could be like my friend.

“Don’t let me be disgraced, O Lord, for I call out to you for help.” (Psalm 31:17 NLT)