Based in Sydney, Australia, Foundry is a blog by Rebecca Thao. Her posts explore modern architecture through photos and quotes by influential architects, engineers, and artists.

Every tear that falls is worth it

Every tear that falls is worth it

hi mama,

When you woke this morning I know you had to drag yourself out of bed and face what seemed like a never-ending torture of abuse, neglect and loneliness, all piled on top of nappies, bottles and sick. I know your eyes are sore from crying yourself to sleep again because you're just not good enough. I know your life feels like it physically hurts you to exist and you feel pointless.

But I promise, you're getting there.

I know it hurts but your two little girls are going to know when they're older why they can't see their Daddy anymore. They will understand why you are doing everything you are doing. Every tear that falls is worth it and every time they say they love you is just as special as the first, and heals your heart bit by bit.

But I promise, you're getting there.

Notice the sun beaming through the window? Notice every little wrinkle on your girls' face? The fresh air is like learning to breath again? You laugh a lot more?

I told you.. you're getting there.

You're in love, a love you have never felt before. You feel safe and secure. Your girls have a man to look up to and to teach them how to treat Mummy and how to be loved. Your house, all the bad memories have gone away and you don't know when that moment happened. You can sleep! You can eat (maybe too much now)!

YOU'RE THERE... you're happy.

I told you one day you would be there, it took years but you're here, you're strong. You're beaming with happiness, and with that, you are the best mummy you could possibly be.

You might not say it to yourself but I'm proud of you. So proud of you. Everyone's pain is different and I know when you look back you can't believe that's how you felt, but look at you now. And if you're right back at the beginning just know. ONE STEP AT A TIME.... You're getting there.

 

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You did EVERYTHING RIGHT

You did EVERYTHING RIGHT

To her, you are a hero

To her, you are a hero