I have been pretty open about the fact that I have battled depression and anxiety. If you have followed along on my blog, you know it got dark but you probably don’t know HOW dark. It has been five years and I am now mentally ready to share a little more in-depth about the battle I faced. It is not a pleasant experience to talk about but I find people need to hear that others have gone through it and made it through.
Anxiety… It is something so many struggles with, yet many times there is no conversation about it. In fact, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, more than 18% of the adult population suffers from anxiety, yet only 36.9% will seek treatment.
Being a mom isn’t all about conceiving and giving birth to your flesh and blood. Although that is how most people experience motherhood, it is not how ALL experience it. I have three children, all three adopted. I am beyond blessed.