Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pure Joy!

There is so much going on in my life right now that I am very distracted, overwhelmed and a little gloomy. I keep blaming the weather...rain, clouds, dark and dreary days for my feelings but honestly, it is more than that and I know it. So, since my forum on this blog has always been honesty...then, here it is...I am battling a minor amount of depression. I can call it minor because I have suffered the major and this is no where near that. Nearly every time that I have ever battled with depression it has always been situational and this time is no different.

God is in control of all things and that includes my life, my situations, my problems and HE CARES ABOUT EACH ONE OF THEM!

I will post more later on some things that I can share but right now...I don't have the time nor energy to do so.

So...on a much lighter note. I wanted to share some pictures of my family with you. Most of these are of my youngest son, Tyler, who is 15 and in the 10th grade. He is playing high school football and is doing very well. In these pictures you will see a couple with my oldest son, Brandon and my mother...aka...Nanny. They both came to Tyler's last JV game this past Monday night.

It is nothing short of pure joy to have my family around me and I am filled with pride when I watch my son play football. I truly love my family with every fiber of my being.

Tyler is #12 in either the white jersey (away games) or the blue jersey (home games). This is several games combined together of both Friday night football (Varsity) and Monday night football (Jr. Varsity).

If you can't tell my these pictures and my photo tags....I love that boy and we are so proud of him.

Have a wonderfully blessed day!


  1. Jennifer,

    You are such a beautiful lady! Don't let the enemy steal your joy! Seek prayers for your needs and let God carry you during this storm. Let your friends pray for you and give you an extra measure of strength and comfort. You are never alone. Just reach out to us. We will be there for you!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  2. Jennifer,
    Thank you for your honesty. For many years I, too have struggled with depression. God has seen me through many terrible places.......Isaiah 43:1-3 were verses I hung onto. I might have to go through the fire....but praise GOD, HE was with me and I would come out on the other side without harm. I am a better person for having lived through some of these battles. Do I like it: NO! Do I want to go back through them again: NO! But I am truly thankful for all GOD has done to use them in others lives. Remember, sweet friend, GOD is going to use your struggles for HIS good! He always reigns victoriously!
    Love, hugs, and prayers, andrea

  3. Hey Jennifer, I will keep you in my prayers. I know I have been through both major and minor depression. In fact just a few months ago, I was in minor depression. It seems the enemy will do anything to steal your joy. May God give you your joy even in the dreary days. He is with you always even when it seems he is not. God will see you through the storms. I will be praying! Love ya!

  4. When there's a dark cloud above you, the Son is just on the other side.

    love and hugs~Tammy

  5. Oh my friend. I don't want you to feel down! You need to make a trip back to Florida? You have 2 weeks before my parents get here so hurry! LOL
    You know I love ya and I'll be praying for you!
    I loved the pictures of Ty's football game. You are a proud Momma!!
    Love you!

  6. Beautiful pictures and your sons are so handsome. What fun to see him play football all the time.

  7. Great pictures Jenn! Brandon looks have alot to be rejoicing over. Don't let the enemy steal your joy. love and prayers, Laurie

  8. I am asking God to take this cloud of depression away from you sis. I love you.


Thank you for stopping by today and sharing your heart felt thoughts with me. As we ride "Through the Storms of Life" together, chances are...your situation is different than mine. However, we serve the same awesome God, King of Kings who is in complete control and it all belongs to Him anyway...He wants to give you the very best. Be encouraged my friend, God loves you!

Thank you again for taking the time to visit me at "Through the Storms of Life".


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