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.
How God met Elijah at his place of need
Please God, let me die!
Last year I had the most amazing experience of sharing my story of dealing with Postnatal Depression on CCfm, a local Christian radio station in Cape Town.
I had the privilege of preaching with my pastor, Clive Garton, last year.
It was my first sermon in 4 years! A HUGE accomplishment for me.
I felt as if I had been robbed! The reality of being a mom was NOT what I had thought it would be…
Depression is like playing snakes and ladders. The dice rolls and you move along from square to square. Yay! Progress! Your heart feels lighter and you begin to feel as if there is a little bit of hope on the horizon. Then the dice rolls again and to your horror, you...
There is often confusion about the difference between ‘baby blues’, ‘‘postnatal depression’ (postpartum depression) and depression.
They are not the same at all! So, what makes them different from each other?
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.