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Fleeting Moments

Photo taken by a mother with depression on Long Beach Island, NJ.

About this photo: Being a mother is challenging. Being a mother with severe depression feels nearly impossible. I want to hold on to every moment and focus on this beautiful baby girl I created, but the depression seems to keep taking over, and time flies by. I feel like we were just taking this photo when she was a little peanut of a thing, and now it is her second birthday tomorrow. I know I need to just keep fighting the depression as hard as possible so I can enjoy each fleeting moment with my daughter because it will be gone before I know it. 

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16 comments on “Fleeting Moments

  1. nuvofelt
    June 29, 2012

    They grow so quickly. Treasure those fleeting moments.

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  2. Northern Narratives
    June 29, 2012

    Enjoy every moment with your beautiful daughter.

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  3. Persephone
    June 29, 2012

    Having a daughter has also helped me find the strength to fight depression, even when I thought I couldn’t do it. Wishing you the best.

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  4. mypenandme
    June 29, 2012

    She’s beautiful! :-)

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  5. Jo Bryant
    June 29, 2012

    A gorgeous image

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  6. jmgoyder
    June 29, 2012

    Beautiful picture and thoughts. I wish you all the best and know what it is like in a different way.

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    June 29, 2012

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  11. Myra GB
    June 30, 2012

    Finding art and beauty in something so sad is a blessing. :)

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  15. eof737
    July 1, 2012

    It’s a poignant shot and I hope she is getting the care she needs…

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  16. The Retiring Sort
    July 4, 2012

    A lovely image, and a beautiful, poignant post. Hang in there.

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