Just like death, depression can sneak up on you from out of the blue. It's scary, unsettling, and hard to make sense of. Depression is a creepy feeling, that you can't shake and affects everything around you. I hate depression because, sometimes it owns me; it owns my thoughts, it owns my emotions, it owns every small detail of me. I hate depression because, the world has taught us to put on a smile and say #imdoingfine, when we're not. I hate depression because I can't control it. I hate depression because, I'm not a depressed person. I hate depression because it's always there, lurking around in the background waiting on a vulnerable moment to strike. I hate depression because, I get tired of fighting it. If grieving a loss isn't bad enough, we have to toss in a healthy side a depression too! It just doesn't seem fair😩 But, life isn't fair. God never promised that we wouldn't face trials and tribulations. He never said we wouldn't be depressed, or oppressed, or face hardships. He did however, promise to be with us throughout our troubles and to carry us when we couldn't carry ourselves. So I'm going to lean on those promises and continue to gain strength through living and loving! Just as night and day come, so does depression; so don't sit under it for too long, friends! Do whatever you can to climb back to the surface for air #overandoveragain! My thoughts and prayers are with each of you battling this disease, especially while grieving!