It's been almost a year since my last post. My wife a year ago was finally off of all of the psych meds she had been on for many years. After about a dozen years of therapy and tons of medications, she was free to see what was really going on in her head. After 3 full years of tapering off 8 to 9 different psych meds, with all the meds out of her system, she was finally clear headed. Then she started having memories of childhood abuse. Symptoms of PTSD surfaced, resulting in a new process of working through the memories and the hurts. However, this time it was much more clear what was going on and what needed to be healed.
She is now still working through this process, but is making progress, and the end is in sight. There are some medications involved again now, but very limited and only what is absolutely needed to take the edge off and get daily life done (cleaning house, raising kids, etc.) without long term withdrawals when she comes off of them. I am very thankful to God that she is now on the road to true recovery and the ability to help others like her to find the true sources of problems in their lives and work through them.
I'm thankful that God has been making it clear to us that His plans that He revealed to us 15 years ago are now closer to coming to pass. We are both seeing a resurrection in our spirits of visions we had for ministry back then. Can't wait to see what God has in store. It's been a long wait, but gee, Moses waited 40 years to start his ministry, then wandered around for another 40 years. I'm only about 15 years in and starting to see God's plans surface. Could be worse, and compared to those who are suffering in prisons and abusive political systems in other parts of the world, I have it easy.
I just turned 50 today, and see this as a great time to look forward to the next part of our lives together. God is good, and He is going to do some great things in our family in the next couple of decades - I know it.