First, I want to thank you all for praying. It never ceases to amaze me when God's children rally and pray for a "weak" one the feeling of being covered is so real. I am sure God sent his ministering angels to protect me this week (Heb. 1 vs 14). I am going to meet with a professional because I want to learn better coping strategies when I come up against certain situations (eg my aggressive supervisor) that trigger very negative reactions in me.
Now about my mom; please pray for her. She is suffering terribly from depression. She is not interested in doing anything. She sleeps way too much, doesn't knit, which she loves to do normally, she isn't going to church much and says she is hardly able to pray. I just spoke to her on the phone and she told me she didn't even watch the Senators game last night. She is a big fan, so that just isn't like her! True depression, (not just the "blues") runs deep on her side of the family. Seven aunts and uncles and every one of them has suffered through it at one time or another - to the point of not being able to get out of bed! Unfortunately this disease was passed on to my generation on the family tree. Although my depression is relatively mild and usually based on a significant negative situation which arises in my life (eg unemployment or a very critical boss - even my bunny's death). I've never been quite as bad as my mom though. I always manage to function - get out of bed and do what has to be done. I do take meds (I am not ashamed to admit when I need help) - most of the time I just need a good non-judgemental friend to cry with and talk too and I'm fine - I get through it with support - like my online Pals. Mom doesn't seem to have that support system. She is going to be 79 years old in June and I suspect at times that age and drawing near the end is depressing her. Another medical condition the two of us have that can contribute to feeling depressed is hypothyroid - it's mild in both of us - but even a slightly under active thyroid will effect a person's feeling of well being. Mom has a doctor's appointment on Monday and I told her to ask for blood tests to see how her thyroid is functioning. I remember when mine was "off" last year I felt "crazy". Once the thyroid meds where adjusted within a month I began to feel better!
Have a wonderful weekend friends.