Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Living with a mood disorder is a hard job. Being a mom with a mood disorder is harder than any job I’ve ever had.

I am infinitely thankful, but totally amazed, that somehow I ended up creating one of the happiest babies I’ve ever seen; one who smiles, sings, and dances all of the time. I honestly wouldn’t even believe she’s mine, but I have the scar to prove it. I stare at her in awe from the darkness of depression, and frolic with her through hypomania. 

I want to be her when I grow up, but in the meantime, between mood shifts, I’ll try to smell a flower or two along the way. 

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2 comments on “Inspiration

  1. Where God Takes Me
    March 7, 2012

    Lovely–good work in all respects.


  2. expatlogue
    March 8, 2012

    I am a mum of three with Borderline Personality Disorder. Before I had children I worried if I would be able to live up to the responsibility of being a good parent. I didn’t want to end up continuing the pattern of bad parenting I experienced.
    But I needn’t have feared. Having children changed my life and my outlook on the world. Now it’s about making it work for THEM, not me – and that makes me work harder to make things possible. They are my inspiration.


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