by Sarah Litvinchuk
Can I be real? I talk a lot about how having my 4th child, Abrie, has helped me fall into my roll as a mama, and what a gift she has been. I know that this is God's doing, and am so thankful for what He's done through her. I also know that it's because I was prepared for the crazy.
With all of my babies I've struggled with postpartum depression/anxiety, but always hoped with the next one it would be different. However, with Abrie I decided to be more prepared for what's been a pattern for me. Not that I don't believe in God's healing power, and pray for it, I just wanted to do my part to help myself and my family through this tender time. It wouldn't be fair for any of us to suffer because I wasn't taking the best care of myself I could. I've still had my share of highs and lows for sure, but there's been such a difference this time. I've been more clear-minded and have been able to take her in and enjoy this season that goes by so fast.
Let me encourage any of you dear mamas who are struggling emotionally. Don't be ashamed to get the help you need. And hear me, you are not alone!Let me encourage any of you dear mamas who are struggling emotionally. Don't be ashamed to get the help you need. And hear me, you are not alone! It is beautiful, what our bodies go through, but at the same time it's a mad crazy thing. Nothing is wrong with me, or you, that we take extra care of ourselves through it. And let's all give each other a little extra love and grace.