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  1. Gabriella
    May 12, 2017 @ 10:42 AM

    This post has me in tears. My family has a history of bad depression and mental illness on both sides. I count myself lucky that I escaped the worst of the disorders, but I do have depression.
    My 5th baby is 14 months old now. This past week has been so hard. I’m a stay at home mom and have felt lately that I’m in a loop of deja vu. I know deep down, that what I do matters, but I feel lately that it’s pointless. I’m hoping it passes quickly.

    • Paige
      May 12, 2017 @ 1:22 PM

      Oh Gaby, thanks so much for sharing your story. What you do matters more than you will probably ever fully realize. You are so incredibly loved in the eyes of your children. You have a lot on your plate right now. You need to reach out and ask for help. Your spouse, a neighbor, a friend, or family. Ask them to take a kid or two or all of them for a while. Or ask for help finding a mental health professional. You don’t have to wait for it to pass. You don’t have to go it alone. Do that for your family. All the love, mama.

  2. Ursula
    May 16, 2017 @ 9:10 AM

    Thank you SO much for sharing your journey with us! It takes a great deal of courage to be so vulnerable. Your post spoke directly to my soul as I share many similarities with my own experience. I remember feeling so isolated and alone, like I was different from every other Mom. No one ever spoke about PPD and there was little to no literature that I could find after having P. My guilt kept me from seeking help and I ended up suffering far longer than I ever needed to. It is so important for us to be brave and press publish on our storied because you just never know who might be in need of your words. Thank you sweet friend! I am so proud of you and your journey.

    • Paige
      May 16, 2017 @ 1:57 PM

      thanks so much ursula! I agree with so much of what you said. it just isn’t talked about enough and that was also part of what held me back for so long from seeking help.

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