I was happy to participate in the We’re in this Together campaign because the knowledge that so many other moms were going through the same thing as me was so comforting throughout my personal journey. I wouldn’t say I am happy to have gone through my PPD struggles, but the fact that I came out the other end with an optimistic dream of the future, gives me a feeling of victory. The first year of my second son’s life was one of the most amazing and also the toughest of my life. I learned so much about myself, what I am capable of, and what I need in my life to take care of me. Women give their all to their families, all their love, all their thoughts and dreams start to focus on family, we forget that we are people too. I am important, I deserve to be happy and healthy, I deserve time to myself, I am a person too. I remind myself of this often, when my family tries to take more of me than I have to give. I am a person too, I am important, I deserve to be happy and healthy. I know that allowing myself to believe this will lead to a better life for my children, who are the most amazing achievement in my life. To the new moms, moms struggling to make it to tomorrow; reach out, there are so many wonderful people out there who want to help. The world is better with you in it, your baby’s world is better with you in it.
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