then add secondary traits to mix and match your personality?
I've done several versions over the years and although different tests call them different names the results have always been the same.
Easy going, sociable, optimistic and people oriented are the usual words I get described with.
As I've had children some things have shifted, but mostly my personality has remained the same.
Unlike other things I could mentioned that motherhood has 'shifted', if you know what I mean.
(Every mom just raised her hand)
But, I've been going through some medical things lately. Things that have been out of control for sometime, but I've been doctoring everyone else (and I'm a chicken) and I just haven't taken care of them. But, as the symptoms have gotten harder and harder to control, I finally caved and headed to a specialist several weeks ago.
To sum it up, as I suspected things in my body had gotten completely out of whack and I've ended up on a couple of different high doses of medications to try and stabilize what's going on.
As, my body is trying to adjust, it hasn't been pretty. And in fact both medications say 'may cause major mood swings'. . .Well, for someone who doesn't like to take an aspirin, let's just say, that's putting it lightly.
After piling up and piling up, last week things started to crash in around me, and the typically happy-go-lucky girl I am, fell into a deep dark hole that seemed almost bottomless.
Something very difficult came up in ministry, one of my kiddos had (has) pneumonia then Friday one of them woke up with a stomach bug.
The sun has not been shining here in KC for days and well, I can honestly say I found myself feeling
some things I've never felt before, not even after I had my children.
With my first, I experienced a minor MINOR case of baby blues, but last week was something much more than that.
I hesitate to label it, for several reasons, but one is that I'm not a doctor and I certainly wouldn't want anyone thinking that what worked for me would work for them.
And let me say, emphatically, that if your doctor has put you on medication for depression or any other brain disorder-TAKE THE MEDS.
It does not make you less Christian and less healthy. Take the meds.
As the week wore on I was struggling with insomnia, and by Friday I felt barely able to function.
I knew enough to ask friends to pray. I tried to pray but found it difficult to form the words. . .I just didn't know what to say, so I would just pray 'Help Me Lord'.
On Saturday the thought (I'm sure given from the Lord) occurred to me, "What would I tell someone else who was struggling?"
Well, I would tell them Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.