The Desert Song Collection is very personal for me.
Ever since Kate was born I have been struggling with postpartum depression. When you think depression, sadness often comes to mind but that is not the case for me. Depression has made me easily irritated, frustrated, and angry. It also has left me feeling numb. Numb to relationships but mostly numb to God. This season of my walk with God has been really hard. It feels like I am walking through a desert.
To get through I keep putting one foot in front of the other. I keep fighting for the things I want to hold onto even when it feels dry.
I know I am not alone in this. If you struggle with depression, you are not alone in these feelings. I have been so inspired lately that sharing about depression and mental health not only because it helps you heal but encourages others in their healing too. Things in the dark seem so dark but when they are brought to the light the power they have over you decreases.
This new collection embodies all of these things. Not only the desert I have been walking through but the struggle of putting one foot in front of the other. This collection did not come easy for me. I started, then restarted, let it sit, and kept working on it until it felt right. It is so a picture of the struggle of my soul right now.
Desert song is about holding on even when you feel like you are walking through a desert. It is about having the faith that there will be blooms again even when all you see is dry.