Postpartum and depressed feelings; call it what you will. I was sad, depressed, and gave myself the grace to embrace these characteristics because I wasn’t tending to my son like I imagined I was going to be. I gave myself grace to sleep, cry, and remain in the same clothes for days. Grace for days instilled in my heart.
No longer was I to dream about it; die from it, escape from it, near to it.
Grace. For the love of it, for the love of myself. Let my soul sleep, remain in peace in the quiet in the stillness until I am ready to come out again. And now, here I am. Grace, a moment of grace, a moment of time to give yourself. Grace, a moment of time to give yourself grief, a break.
Dedicated to my son, my soul, and my fellow mamas and daddys who need more grace.
~Christine Markowski, Usui/Holy Fire II Karuna ® Reiki Master