Dear New Mommy

With that broken heart and heavy hope

who feels at the of end your life because the bundle you brought to life has sucked you dry and left you permanently tired and devoid of the high-life

whose husband is not helping or never at home and whom you silently resent and are yearning to hate

who is stuck in a rented space with no place to play and no breeze that blows

whose family is a million miles away without any idea

with shut down neighbors who can’t and won’t care about your ooo’s and the ouch

whose passion and compassion went out with the trash that you didn’t have the energy to move for three days, but then you had to – because…


Dearest New Mommy who lives in this holy mess

Be still and

Know that

You are NOT alone.

You are NOT a freak, a monster, a lunatic

You are NOT a waste of time and space

You are NOT unworthy


You are NOT anything other than


You still have your marriage (even if you don’t want it) and your beautiful baby and your breath breathing life

And where there is life there has to be hope which is

the confident expectation of something good.

You Are good

And God is good

And Life can be good

And All will be good


All because you had the courage to call and whisper Help!

I know it took all the energy you had and then some to tell me

your story through the trauma and the tears

all the sighs and the snot

Dear dear New Mommy

All will be good again

Because you are not alone.