Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A March Milestone

This March marks my 5 year anniversary of my last anxiety attack. It's a pretty big deal for me.

5 years ago I had taken yet another semester off of college to stay home and try to overcome my anxiety. I didn't know if I would ever get back to JMU and finish my degree, I didn't know if there would ever be a time in my life without the panic, chaos and sadness that those attacks brought.

But, it's been 5 years this month. 5 years! Back then I would have never believed that I could go so long without an attack. I'm not even taking any anti-anxiety medication, and haven't in a couple years. I finished my degree from JMU, I have a great job and I'm happily married. I've come a long way from being that girl so afraid of her future.

And I have Jesus to thank. I know it's only because of him that I am free from anxiety attacks. It is still a part of my life today. I struggle with not knowing what comes next for my life, I struggle with insecurities and I struggle with fear. But, I have a new found hope which keeps me going. I know God has a plan for my life, and has created me for a purpose. Although there are things that are out of my control and things I wish I could change, I know ultimately He is in control, and that is good

5 years, that's half a decade! Thank you Jesus for getting me here.


rachel said...

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BARBIE said...

That's wonderful! God is so good!

Kelly @ Blessed Mommy, Blessed Wife said...

What a milestone!! This is an ongoing struggle for me so I totally get how huge this is for you. So happy for you :)