For those who read this memoir, it is my desire that you read with hope in your heart, and appreciate it’s candor and honesty.
As I said throughout, it is a reflection on my life with the Affective Mood Disorder, Manic-Depressive Illness, or Bipolar Disorder as it later came to be known. More importantly, it is about the profound faith that evolved through struggle, healing and the gift of music. It is a resurrection story.
When speaking of my faith, I have frequently been asked by Christians if I have been “saved,” or if I am “Born Again.” My answer is simple. I tell them,
Raised a Catholic who has been blessed with more than one Christian faith environment along her journey, I know that there have been numerous defining moments on my Christian walk. How could there be just one?
Looking back on my life and the devastating hardships along the way, I can say with confidence that I have been saved on a daily basis, and that every day the Lord gives me is a chance to live and be born again in Him. There is not one regret that I have of the walk I’ve endured. Afterall, how could I regret the path that led to a richer faith life?
Having experienced loss the way that I have has been a blessing in disguise, though one I could not see until I was driven to my knees. That hole in my heart was Jesus’ way of showing me how to fill it with Him. For this, I am truly Gra†eful.