Team Green Bay! That’s right – it was just our family of four this year (Hubster was taking the picture above) representing Team Green Bay for the Climb Out of the Darkness for Postpartum Progress. Was I disappointed about that? Yes, I admit to being a bit bummed out that no one wanted to join us. But I don’t want that to take away from the personal significance of this year’s climb.
I have now climbed out of the darkness twice. It was 2.5 years ago when I first discovered Postpartum Progress. C was eight months old and I was completely lost, struggling in my daily life. It was getting to the point that getting myself up from the couch seemed insurmountable and I feared that this was simply how life would be from then on. Postpartum Progress helped me realize that this was not some “new version” of myself. I was sick.
The blog, literature, community and resources stemming from that first visit to Postpartum Progress proved invaluable to me in my journey to recovery. Well, two journeys to recovery. I had perinatal depression, anxiety and OCD with Baby Jo. Thankfully, I was armed with information and support the second time around. There is nothing like the love and support of fellow Warrior Moms. There are no words to describe my gratitude for all they have meant to me since that first day, 2.5 years ago.
Team Green Bay may have been small this year, but we were mighty.