Dear Heart,
The past two years have been incredibly tough but somehow you’ve survived through all the pain and ache. You’ve come out of the other side stronger than ever with more love to give to those who make your life full.
Over 18 months ago you found yourself in the depths of PND, struggling to bond with your baby and living each day in a grey cloud. You felt empty, numb and alone but you made the decision to fight, so that you could be the mum you wanted to be to your little girl.
And after getting the help you so needed, the bond slowly grew, you worked on those things that triggered you, you took time for yourself. But most importantly you took it slow, knowing that with each day the sunlight was starting to break through the dark grey clouds.
And now as your baby turns two you can look back and know that although the times have been incredibly difficult and at times you weren’t sure if you would make it through, you did. You made it through, and you made it through much stronger than you ever could of imagined.
You’ve found yourself surrounded by genuine people who love you for you, they support you, cheer you on and know that on the bad days they can pick you up with a simple ‘I’m here’. You’ve come so far and you have so much love to give!
Remember that through all the bad months there are many more good months to come!
So keep going, keep pushing and know that you are wanted, needed and that you are doing some good with what happened to you.
Love Mind
Emma Cottam
Founder of Isabella and Us.
Editor of Positive Wellbeing Zine for Mums
Host of Positive Wellbeing Podcast for Mums
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