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The Hardest Thing

January 7, 2011

It’s now been seven days since I started this blog and tonight I celebrated by sending the link to several good friends. Some of them – who are moms now too – knew me pre-baby and some of them are very special mom friends whose kids are C’s friends. But none of them knew the depth to which I struggled with postpartum depression. I don’t doubt with even one ounce of my being that they’ll be supportive, but it still took me two days to work up the nerve to tell them about this blog.

I’ve had a few responses already, and I’m feeling showered with love and support. They’re all beautiful women, and they’ve been beautiful in their response to my story.

One of the things that has helped me so, so much – that I heard again tonight – is that other women think being a mom is the hardest thing they’ve ever done. SO true.

Being a mom is HARD. It’s hard whether we have one kid, or two, or five. It’s hard whether we’re partnered or single. It’s hard whether we’re struggling with postpartum depression or not. It’s just hard. I think we’d all do well to remember that and to cut ourselves, and each other, some slack.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Michelle permalink
    January 16, 2011 10:50 am

    Whether you truly wanted to share these words with me or not, here I am and here are all these people who think you are even more amazing for sharing what you are going through. No one will think less, they will think more and hold you up when you feel your own legs aren’t working as well as they should.
    There is endless love and support here for you sister.

    • January 16, 2011 11:02 am

      Of course I want to share them with you. You’re one of my best girls. xx

  2. Briegh permalink
    January 12, 2011 4:49 pm

    I missed this post. Here I am now though.

    You’re right – it’s hard. We’re in this together – it takes a village for a reason, right?

    I feel BLESSED to have you in my life Mama R. Thank you for sharing so much of your journey.

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