Glad you posted again! I was going through the very same thoughts and feeling when my depression first hit me hard, i considered myself weak for having the depression in the first place, but the truth is by learning to fight it and the will to improve yourself makes you a even stronger person than most people. It was a huge relief to me as well after finding this forum and talking to my therapist to know that i wasn't weird or strange for having depression, tons of others are sharing the same experience and you're exactly right that while we would wish depression on anyone, its nice to know that other have gone through similar experiences and have come out clean on the other side.
Have you thought about
therapy? Its a great option to think about
, it does take some strength to get yourself in there the first few times, but it gets easier as you do it, now i look forward to going.
Just to give you a point of reference of where i am coming from, i'm 29, with a baby girl on the way (which has caused my all sorts of anxiety already