Wait for me to Come Home

Written by Karen Gibbs

When our precious son Matty tragically passed away, his words

“Wait for me to come home” took on a much deeper meaning.
This is the story of his struggles, his hope, and his belief.
A story of never giving up!
A story of a life fraught with pain, depression and despair,
but intertwined with determination and hope.
A story that will give you power.
A story that will help you BELIEVE…..


This book is in progress and is penned with love and hopes of healing. I feel I have work to do, together with my boy, to endeavour to lift anyone suffering from depression, loss or grief. It is written from my heart to yours using much of Matty’s writings along with my own. Matthews words were penned over many years as he struggled with depression. His goal was to help others heal, anyone who suffered the dreaded black dog, while also helping himself. It has been said that you rise when you lift others up. Matty found this to be true and it was all that kept him going. He had courage and determination. He never gave up. I hope I do his words justice in writing this story and pray some relief will be found for the millions who suffer. Anyone who has a loved one suffering depression will know that it affects the entire family. Matty knew this and suffered all the more because we suffered with him. His brilliance shines through as he writes from the heart and this gives me the courage to go on and hopefully find my own healing in the process xo

***September 2020 UPDATE*** As I sifted through Matty’s writings I found that Matty’s words and my grief would intermingle and found I was, in fact, writing 2 books. Over the past 4 years, I have gathered my thoughts and separated the writings. This initial book title, “Wait For Me To Come Home” has developed. At this time I am writing a guide to heal using all I learned from Matty and from my own experience. This book will be published in 2021, God willing, and is entitled “Stop the Downward Spiral – Everything the person in your life who struggles with depression wishes you knew.

***July 2021 UPDATE*** Stop the Downward Spiral is complete and on sale now.

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About the author

Karen Gibbs

'Empowering Connections' is my thing. Hi there, I'm Karen, a Circle Facilitator, Author and Coach, empowering individuals to feel connected and positively impact the lives of others.
Through my writing, I advocate for those who struggle with depression or anxiety by supporting and serving their families and friends to understand mental health issues better.
My latest book is entitled "Stop The Downward Spiral: Everything the person in your life who struggles with depression wishes you knew."
I published my first book, Scrapbook Creations, in 2002 and won the Sunshine Coast Excellence in Business award for my business of the same name.
Helping others to connect and live a happy, faith-infused life is my passion. I gain inspiration daily from God and nature.
From my heart to yours, Karen x

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