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To the mama struggling with postpartum depression,

I know right now you’re surrounded by darkness, but it won’t always be this way.

I know you feel like you can’t breathe, but it won’t always be this way.

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I know the tears fall freely, but it won’t always be this way.

I know you feel broken and beyond repair, but it won’t always be this way.

I know fear and anxiety grip your heart, but it won’t always be this way.

I know you feel like a bad mom, but it won’t always be this way.

One day the clouds will lift, and the sun will shine again. You’ll be able to take a deep breath. The weight will be gone, and you’ll be able to breathe fully. Those tears you cry will be tears of joy.

One day your heart will be overflowing, and you’ll feel normal again.

I know that day isn’t here yet, but please know I’m praying for you right now. I’m in your corner, cheering you on.

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I’m here to lean on when you don’t have the strength to stand on your own. Press into God and let Him carry you through this exhausting season. He hasn’t abandoned you. I’m here too, and I’ll hold your hand through it all.

Keep fighting, mama, because it won’t always be this way.

Tynea Lewis

Tynea Lewis is a teacher turned work-from-home mom. She and her husband are raising two little girls, and they love spending time together at a family cabin in Pennsylvania. Tynea remembers loving to write as early as first grade, and now God uses her passion for writing to encourage other women.

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