I know the title seems a little dramatic, but with a little background knowledge on our past 2 years this day ended up being huge and we had no idea how much it would change our lives forever.
One of my daughters had on the outside a fun bubbly personality that her friends saw but home she was shut in her room and living a nightmare that she couldn’t see a way out of.
It was that horrible black space that they can only see one way out and that terrified me. We had been to all the professionals and they helped a little and she came good for awhile but would sink back into that deep pit of depression and hopelessness.
A few of my friends had told me about Moving Forward Australia and I had signed myself up to do the 3-day workshop to help with my negative thinking and self-sabotaging ways. Then they suggested my daughter do it as well with me. She is quiet and extremely shy wouldn’t say boo to anybody, I thought she isn’t going to do this. She surprised me and said yes, well the first day was full of nerves for both of us and we went home full of what the next day would bring.
The next day I left the room while she talked and got things out, but the girl I left in there was the quiet, sullen, dark, depressed, no hope left on earth. When I came back in I couldn’t believe my eyes….it makes me tear up just thinking about it now. She was standing in the room with all these people around her and smiling, talking and looking people in the eye.
I thank god everyday that we did the Diluting the Iceberg Workshop because I totally believe it helped save my girls life.
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