This project means so much to me. The Good Mother Project found me at a really hard point after my second daughter was born. I was having a really hard time talking about it or admitting I was struggling. A friend had posted on Facebook about an event called ‘Mommin’ Aint Easy”, and it took so much nerve for me to show up to this event, but I felt that it was something I needed to do. I felt really vulnerable just showing up, but I am so glad I did. After these brave mothers shared their experiences with the group, I hung about putting off the reality that was waiting for me at home with 2 under 2…then a few moms struck up a conversation with me, and we realized we lived in the same community, they immediately invited me into their book club. I will never forget this gesture and how kind-hearted these women were. All of a sudden I didn’t feel alone, even though at that point everything in my life was overwhelmingly impossible. I knew that I now had an amazing community of women to rely on, with no judgement. From that day forward, the GMP mothers have been there for me, even when they didn’t know it, and for this I’m eternally grateful. Being a mom is hard, but if we can help each other up on those hard days, we can get through it together, as a community.
We’re In This Together is a photography series, coordinated in partnership with the Pacific Post Partum Support Society and the Good Mother Project, that offers messages of encouragement, hope, support and love to new parents.
For more information on how you can share your message, please visit: http://goodmotherproject.com/were-in-this-together