Welcome to your inspiring story of the day: Molly, who struggles with depression, came home after a rough few days to find some notes that her husband had written on her mirror. The gesture moved her to tears, and prompted her to share her story with others on Imgur (part of her post is excerpted below).
I’ve been juggling a LOT lately. Trying to do well at work. Just got married. Couldn’t afford a wedding. Family is sparse. Falling out with friends, yaddadyadda. But, the thing is, amidst all the struggle, my husband has relentlessly tried to cheer me up. I’ve not been the easiest person to deal with. In fact, sometimes I’ve lost all hope and even taken my frustration out on my new husband. But he somehow forgives me every time. I have a long journey ahead of me, and I know he probably realizes I’m depressed. But he holds my hand, and he tries his best. Today when I came home from a trip to SF, I flopped onto my bed in tears. I looked to my left, and saw these words painted all across my mirror. I think he wanted me to remember how much he loves me. Because he knows how quickly I forget.
“She is my best friend,” her husband wrote on her mirror. “She never quits on herself or me… Without realizing it, she makes me want to do more for her than I have ever wanted to do for anyone.”
“I’m not saying mental illness is cured by nice words on a mirror,” Molly explained in her post. “In fact, it takes professional care, love, empathy, sometimes even medication just to cope. Many people struggle with it mental illness – more than we probably even realize.”
Here’s hoping that some of those people find solace in her picture, and know that others feel the same way about them.