Monday, March 28, 2011

Aw, shucks

Someone wrote today and told me that she'd been struggling with the same issues I've been battling, and that reading this blog has helped her.

That's why I write.  The worst part of it all was when I was a new mom, and I didn't know anyone who had gone through PPD, and I felt so alone and so crazy.  It was terrifying.  I didn't see how I could ever find my way out of the dark.  Of course, now I know that it's common and treatable and survivable, but I sure didn't know then.

You're not alone.  I'm here if you need to talk to someone who understands.  And there are so many wonderful resources on the web.  We're so lucky to live in this time, when we're all so connected to each other.


Heidi said...

There are soooo many of us going through exactly what you're going through. Some of us seek help from professionals; some of us go online to wonderful, caring people like you. It's nice to know you're here, you understand, you've been there. Even though we've never met, we have that connection. (Oh, and our middle children with the same birthday - that helps too!) Someday I hope we meet IRL. But until then, I'm glad to know you're here.

Amy said...

I'd love to meet you, too, Heidi! I've never been to Oregon. Maybe someday I'll do a blog road trip like Bossy did! :)


jennyonthespot said...

It's wonderful to share... such a blessing, and we often never know. Before I clicked on your resources link I was going to suggest to Post Partum Progress... excellent resource. And we just need to keep supporting through our journey :)