February 17, 2013

When joy returns

After the great reorganization to incorporate a new desk into Maggie's room, she has a lot more floor space. A single bed pushed up against the wall frees up way more space than a big full sized bed.

So tonight she celebrated by jumping and dancing all over it. What else do you do with extra floor space when you're 15? Makes sense.

It does to us anyway. Maggie's had a struggle with some depression and anxiety this year. It's been a stressful and sometimes debilitating journey. The tide began to turn when we whisked her out of school 2 weeks ago to start home schooling again (online school). Stress started to ease. She is playing piano and singing again too.

Joy has come back to our daughter, but we had to be proactive and fight for it. And we couldn't do it on our own. We had to ask for help and found it with a Christian counselor and our doctor.  Thank God His help and guidance and for the helpers in this life. God bless them.

Psalm 30:11

The Message

 You did it: you changed wild lament
    into whirling dance;
You ripped off my black mourning band
    and decked me with wildflowers.
I’m about to burst with song;
    I can’t keep quiet about you.
God, my God,
    I can’t thank you enough.


Amanda said...

I love that version of that verse. JOY has been my theme since just before Christmas and ongoing into this year.

mmichele said...

You must be so thankful to see her happy again.

crickl's nest said...

Michele, I can't even begin to express how thankful. It's a huge weight lifted for sure.

Amanda that was my word 2 years ago and undergirded the past 2 years for me I think! God thinks of everything. :)

Yours is long time coming and I'm so glad. Enjoy.

Sara said...

I like knowing what is going on in your life again. :) I'm glad you're writing. :)

Kismint said...

It so so good to know that the Magpie is singing her songs once again. :)

Honestly, I tell you: It hurts like the dickens to see your best friend in that much pain while you have no idea how to help.

Praying for you guys.