Kerrie Johnston

I was really excited to hear about the military choir in our area as id always loved doing this kind of activity at school and was always singing when i had the time. I have been part of the military community for just over 5 and a half years and although i had the odd few friends I never really found others who I shared common interests with. During my time when I finished working after having my 2 small children I felt i was plunged into a community, who although at times were welcoming, was also quite alien. I was also suffering from post natal depression which did not help, and my husband was in Afghanistan and i felt very lonely and isolated. People were almost frightened to be around someone who was depressed.

Life was not easy at that time and although i pulled myself together it was not until i met with my new choir family that i found a new purpose in life. I found people who were like me, who enjoyed singing for the enjoyment of themselves and others. The women are lovely and welcoming and have even helped me with the low self confidence and guilt i feel through my depression, sharing their experiences and I am forever grateful to finding them and having the choir help me not only to enjoy myself but to help me build on my self worth and self esteem.

Kerrie Johnston
Shawbury Military Wives Choir