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Saturday, 19 May 2012

Letters to New Mothers:

Last Sunday the Fourth Annual Mother's Day Rally took place on Postpartum Progress. Each hour, a letter written by one mother to other mothers was published on the website and the links shared via twitter. Each and every one of these writers has fought an antenatal or postnatal illness and each and every letter was spoken from the heart.  As cliche as it may sound, I really did laugh and criy my way through them, each one touching me differently. They were beautifully honest, at times heart-wrenching, and full of messages of hope, patience, and understanding. 

I discovered Postpartum Progress just under a year ago and often mention it in my posts. I am proud to have the "I am Surviving" warriror mom badge on this blog.  That site is what made me finally realise my own strength and was a catalyst towards my recovery.  If you have never visited it before, please take a look.  It, and its founder Katherine Stone, are amazing.

To say I was honored to be able to write one of the letters in last week's rally is a massive understatement. It was the highlight of my week and one of my biggest highs this year.

Here is my letter to new moms:

Here are links to all of the other letters. I hope you get a chance to read a few of the other letters as well.  They were as brilliant as the women who wrote them.


Enjoy reading. May you find at least one that touches your heart and speaks to you. x


almost_bedtime said...

Hi Sandy! Just wanted to let you know that I read your letter and was incredibly touched. You have written it so well and I'm sure it will speak to someone who may be needing help and give them the courage to seek the help they need. Almost_bedtime from 12hourstobedtime

SandyS125 said...

Thank you. That means the world.