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Walking Into Daylight

It took me a while to realize that my illness had kicked into high gear. At first I was flying high, SO much energy, SO much love. paint, draw, write. talktalktalk. buybuybuybuy! Whee!

About a week went by, and I woke up one morning feeling run over like a bulldozer. Oh yeah, the down side of Bipolar Disorder. I was lying on the floor for the best part of a week, sleeping next to the dogs. Almost too hard to get up and feed them. I finally left the house when their food ran out. And my life almost ran out too. Thanks be to God for the gift of prayer, and his Holy Spirit to stand me on my feet again. I had to remember my tools, which include asking for help, heeding  the course of action held out in the Bible, and talking to my dear brothers and sisters. These are drastic times, and I must endure so I can be with my loved ones again.

I was able to recover from the recent illness I had, so I was back out preaching again.

The lost, empty and addicted girl I once was has changed into a strong woman who loves God, and is not afraid to tell others about Jehovah. I want to help people find   the good, narrow path that leads to a happy life, away from all the mean and bad things we see around us now. Don’t give up- there is a way to a bright future. Study the Bible with one of Jehovah’s witnesses! Then We will have a bright and wholesome future!Picture 005

By Susan T. Martin

I am an Artist, Poet and Author. A Survivor of Violent Sexual Abuse and Rape, I have lived thru Severe Domestic Violence, Twenty Three years of Addiction and Alcoholism, Family Dysfunction, Chronic Pain, Dependence on Opioids, and 2 Venomous Snake Bites...I have Been Stabbed, Shot at, Tied to a Tree and Choked Unconscious. A Quarter Horse Rolled on Me, as did a Lawn Tractor. I also Wrecked a Harley into a Tree! I also have PTSD and Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder, and spent my 18th birthday in a Locked Psychiatric Ward. I am so much more than this: I feel like a tiny seed that sprouted in a desert, and now has grown into a Passion Vine. My Art is my Voice, Screaming, Crying, Praying, Loving, Laughing, Healing- all in Riotous Color...