Author, and overall wonderful person, Elise Stephen’s asked me to take part in her “Because I Knew You,” blog series recently. An awesome series of guest posts about people who have changed our lives. For me, this couldn’t have come at a better time.
I was on the tail end of a terrible few months. Months I spent fighting my own personal demons, mixed with depression, and I had lost my way more than a little. I hadn’t experienced a funk like this since I was a teenager. I didn’t see it coming and it turned me into a person I hated. Someone I wasn’t proud to be, nor did I want to know. That’s not who I am. I’ve always been a kind-hearted, generous, and caring person, but this person I became was so far from that, it saddens me to think I let it get that far. I was truly lost.
The thing with getting lost is, you don’t see it coming. It happens bit by bit, and before you know it, you’re in a dark, strange place, filled with monsters you’ve never seen, and you can’t seem to recall how you even arrived at your current destination. You remember the descent, but the “how you got there” still seems to elude you.
With gentle hands, much love, patience, and forgiveness, I was brought out of this darkness, and back onto my path. It was returning to this path that reminded me how wonderful my life was: my wife, my children, where I was in my writing career. It went as far as showing me renewed appreciation for my parents and family. I was reminded just how great life can be, even when it’s not easy. Go check out the post, and when you’re done, stop and think who you are because of someone you knew/know. Who is your “Because I Knew You” post about?