I'm the kind of person who skips to the conversation when reading a book.


She is my daughter.

Heart of my heart.  
Flesh of my flesh.

Beautiful, bright, bipolar.

Oh, how my heart aches for her!

She is sunshine
and she is a storm.

She is compassion
and she is criticism.

She is health and unhealth,
vigor and weakness,
energy and inertia.
all rolled into one.

She is bipolar.

It isn’t fair.


Inspiration for this post came from Lisa-jo Baker’s Five Minute Fridays.  Today’s word was She.


16 comments on “She

  1. jodaley
    September 20, 2013

    Your love and heartache are expressed so well. My best friend’s son is also bipolar and they have walked a very difficult road. It is a difficult thing to understand, and I pray you feel God’s peace today.

    • sarahlangdon
      September 20, 2013

      Thank you for your kind words and prayers. We’re in a rough patch right now.

  2. Sharon
    September 20, 2013

    Nope. It’s not fair. As a depression-sufferer and mother to an OCD-sufferer, I will vouch that mental illness does not play fair. May God bless you as you continue to love her through the struggles!

    • sarahlangdon
      September 20, 2013

      Thank you, Sharon. I don’t know how people do it without faith.

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  4. richelle @ "our wright"-ing pad
    September 20, 2013

    i can’t imagine. may God grant you endurance and grace as you love your sweet one.

  5. catterel
    September 20, 2013

    This is my granddaughter – sunshine and storm, energy and inertia – how well you say it! Also a migraine sufferer – that can lay her low for weeks on end. But such a lovely person, and it isn’t fair …

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  7. acuriousgal
    September 20, 2013

    I can feel the pain in your words! So well done! My heart goes out to you and your daughter

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  9. alienorajt
    September 20, 2013

    Moving and beautifully written. Alienora

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  12. Randee
    September 21, 2013

    My teenage daughter suffers from a bit of depression so your descriptions hit home with me.

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