To Read on the Journey

Sunday, April 22, 2007


Victory: vic·to·ry (vĭk'tə-rē)
Defeat of an enemy or opponent.
Success in a struggle against difficulties or an obstacle.
The state of having triumphed.

I love the word victory. Ironically, I was conceived on Victory Rd. My mother was 14, my dad 18. I am certain that no one thought anything victorious could have come from that young girl being pregnant, but God did.
He had victory in mind for me.

I battle depression. I use to say that I suffered from depression, but one day I decided that I wanted to no longer suffer, but battle. Victory does not come without fight. There is nothing so wonderful as triumphing.

On occasion, I will share with you how I am battling and triumphing to victory.


Cmommy said...

I followed the link from FamilyJules~~~your photos are fabulous!

I like how you've changed the phrasing re. depression. It is a battle and the tools to fight it are unique to each person. Thank you for sharing this part of your life. :-)Cmommy

Melody said...

Hey Denise! thanks for reading and commenting on my blog! I thought I would do the same because it is fun to get comments on one's blog. It was fun to see you when I was up in Oakhurst, although you trampled on my home state :)! Amy smith never sent me anything!

Lisa Leonard said...

thanks for being real. your mom was 14?! life is so crazy. i think i should make you a necklace that says 'victory'!! depression is so common and affects every area of our lives. It runs in both steve's and my families. i'll look forward to hearing more.

Nicole said...

I agree totally and completely with you on that ! After all Nicole does mean "Victorious" or "The Victorious People", I happen to like both ! Keep up the goood work, let YOUR light SHINE for JESUS !