My daughter is an extraordinary young woman, she is beautiful, full of life and has an amazing smile that can brighten the darkest of days. She has struggled for over a year with anxiety and depression, battling herself and getting lost in her own thoughts.
She is always there with a glimmer of hope and positivity when I’m feeling bad or just having a bad day. She has the unique ability to see the true beauty of others but often can’t face her own reflection in the mirror.
The last several months I have learned many things and my view and perception of things have been altered. My daughter has changed my world. From the moment she was placed into my arms as a newborn until this very moment she is constantly teaching me things about myself and about life.
Through my daughter’s eyes and in her pain, she has taught me so much. My daughter is such a strong girl and the way that she carries herself and continues to push through the darkest times has shown me such tremendous courage and strength.
She has taught me that it’s okay to have a bad day, you don’t have to pretend to be happy. She has taught me to be strong and to fight through those bad days because better days are on their way. She has taught me to be strong. Every day she battles the biggest bully in her life just to get up and be okay each day, that takes tremendous strength.
I am so proud of my daughter. She has come such a long way from the girl she was last year. Anxiety is a part of her life, but it doesn’t define who she is as a person. She is defined by her character and her will to fight and stand up to her own personal bully each and every day, that is true courage.
Crystal is a full-time working, potty-mouthed and tempered, home-cooking, thrift-finding thirty-something mom on a budget. She lives in Ontario, Canada with her cancer-surviving husband and their two children, aged 12 and 14. She started her blog as a hobby but now it is being used it as a platform to talk and speak out about her personal family experiences and here daughter’s challenging time with mental illness. You can read more here, www.busymomdiary.com