• Character,  Life as a Wife

    When it’s Hard to Get Back Up

    I was surprised when tears began to flow down my cheeks as I expressed my discontent with myself to my husband. I knew I was sad, lethargic, lacking discipline and motivation, and all-around discouraged about where I was at personally… but I hadn’t realized there was so much there that it could launch tears through the floodgates . For several months I lingered in a state of pensive, self-evaluation as I looked deep into a sense of loss I felt. Precarious health, a swift transition into the new identity of “Mama”, a good dose of nasty postpartum depression, and a sudden cross-country move all piled into a cataclysmic event that…