As awful as it was, going through PND AND PPP has made me proud to be a part of this selective group of women. I know what it is like to crumble. I know what it is like to live through Hell. I know what it is like to really find out the meaning of "giving up". I know what its like to have your mind completely betray you and attempt to destroy you. I know what it is like to consider looking death in the face.
I also know what it is like to completely rediscover myself. As a woman, as a mother, as an individual. I have accepted what has happened to me and feel empowered that I have been strong enough to survive the depths of a living Hell and come out not only ok....but better. I will never be the same. And that is ok. I never take even the most mundane day for granted anymore. Because I once thought I would never live to see another day at all. Hold strong ladies. Very few can experience the hand we have been dealt yet continue to push forward day in and out. But we are. I am proud of you all.