In 2012 I went through a series of events that I honestly thought were designed to break me. I learned then exactly just what the meaning, "What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger" meant. What was it that happened to me you wonder? Well, I got married, had a baby, moved three and a half hours away from my family, quit my job of 10 years and started another one all in a matter of FIVE months! I realize now that after moving with my instant family, that I had more than likely dealt with a bout of undiagnosed PPD (postpartum depression).
After thirty years I had left the only family I had known, uprooted my then 7 year old daughter from the only life she had known, and here I was with a new born, a new husband, a bonus daughter, and no clue how to juggle it all.
The day I moved was also the day that I was discharged from the hospital.
Two days after a cesarean! The story gets more insane, I know, but at the time I thought I was doing what was best. How I got through what I went through? Prayer. Lots and lots of prayer. My faith was tested on a number of occasions, but it was that faith and my personal relationship with God that got me through.
We'll talk in later blogs about how I made it through one of the roughest times in my life, but for now I'll leave you with this. The things that you thought were going to destroy you were the very things that were molding you for the newer and improved YOU. The lessons while you're in the midst of whatever you're battling may be hard to see in the moment, but if you pay close attention you'll begin to understand why your growth was necessary.
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