Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Menopause and Suicide

I get quite a few emails from women having such a difficult time with menopause. Sadly, suicide is often brought up to me. Oh, how it saddens my heart to hear a woman going through such a horrible experience in their life that they would consider ending their life. If this woman is you, please read on...

Don't. Don't do it. You are special. You are beautiful. You are loved. You are wonderful. You are made for a purpose. You are not crazy and this suffering will end, but not at your hands. Today is not your day to die. God, the maker of heaven and earth has a day for each of us, but it is not for us to decide when that is. I know things are can be terrible. I have had such terrible times in my life, also. I wasn't sure how I would make it through the day. But I did. I did make it through the day. And another day. And another day. Until, finally, the days got better. There was more joy than sadness. There were more smiles than frowns.

Some people may abandon you during this time. It is their loss. You remember that. You are wonderful. You are a woman and we are made of tuff stuff. We endure and overcome. We give all and take little. We meet hard times with determination and steadfastness. We are made with a purpose in mind, a destiny. You must go on. Fulfill this destiny.
There are many who love you, even though it might not feel like it at times. They do love you they just do not understand.

A great way to overcome sorrow is it to do one loving thing for another. When you feel your lowest and loneliest, reach out to someone else. There are so many women that need help. Go, volunteer at a homeless shelter, a women's home, a nursing home. Find a way to be a blessing, right now, during the hard times. Don't wait until you feel better or have the energy or time. Do it now. People need you.

Please email me. sheri@thelemonadedigest.com

Tell me how you are. You will make it, I promise. We can do this together. You are not alone.


Thursday, August 13, 2009

We Are A Great Creation

Women are one of two of God's greatest creations. The bible says we are created in His image! Imagine that! God didn't make a mistake when he made you. He made you just the way He wanted to; your hair color, eye color, height, laugh, even the way you walk. He made it all. He also made our bodies to go through certain cycles. We are born and have to learn to speak, crawl, and walk. Then on to learning how to play, share, run, jump, and skip. On to the next step of becoming a young lady, getting our periods, noticing curves we didn't have before. Finding who we are alone, and then with our spouse. Some women have children, others not. We grow, learn, mature. Life gets busy until we realize just how short life is. We notice changes again. Maybe some that are not quite so comfortable. Menopause starts with a vengeance or maybe just a soft whisper. Was it a flaw in God's design? Has He gone awry? No, beautiful woman. God made no mistake in menopause. It is His natural process of a woman's life. Sometimes it is harder than what we would like. I hope that you can find ways to make it easier. God has wonderful herbs to ease some of the symptoms. 

Praying and asking for His help is a wonderful way to cope. Just remember, it only lasts for a time, then onto the next amazing time of your life. Hang in there. You are like a caterpillar in a cocoon. Next you will become the beautiful butterfly that you are destined to be.