But then why did motherhood fill me with such dread? What was wrong? Perhaps it was me. It seemed as if I was not good enough…
This blog is the story of my journey through Postnatal Depression, through the blue that has characterised the last ten years of my life. I promise to be real, to not pretend that I have all the answers or that I have arrived. I am a work in progress! A verse in Scripture that I cling to when I come down hard on myself for not being “all together” is Philippians 1:6 “God is the One who began this good work (of healing) in you and I am certain that He won’t stop before it is complete on the day that Christ Jesus returns.” (CEV) (Italics my addition)
While those dealing with depression in general will relate to much of what I share, this is dedicated to those brave mothers who battle each day to care for their children even though they can barely care for themselves. I share your exhaustion, fears, doubts and feelings of inadequacy.
I was spiritually dry, so I decided to “fake it till I make it”.
Even though my experience of Postnatal/Postpartum Depression was the worst after her birth, she will always be my ‘Little Pudding’ -my something sweet at the end.
My personal Journey Through the Blues of Postnatal/Postpartum Depression. As promised by our Lord, Abigail arrives.
Blue is my all time favourite colour! But little did I know that it would come to symbolise more than a decade of my life as I found myself in the depths of Postnatal/Postpartum Depression.
6 reasons why a support group is what YOU need.
More and more moms are being diagnosed with Postnatal Depression. Why?
In Africa there is a concept known as “Ubuntu” (Oo-boon-tu).
Literally translated, it means “humanity” or the concept of compassion and goodwill towards others.
It brings with it the idea that “I am because we are”.
I recently had the opportunity to go to a conference featuring Dr. Caroline Leaf.
I was so looking forward to it as I had heard and read so much about her.
But I have to admit to being really disappointed….
The Lifter of my head
I am available and would love to come share with you!
I can speak on a variety of topics from Postnatal Depression, issues relating to women or Scriptural teaching. For more information on who I am, click on the photo to the right then email me for more more details.