POTENTIAL TRIGGER WARNING – This post talks about challenging topics around mental health after a diagnosis of MRKH, but importantly that there is hope and support. For many, that diagnosis is like being hit by a bus. Something never expected that we don’t usually know how to process. It may hit us right away or it may take time.
Grief isn’t linear, trauma isn’t linear.
Jacky recently contacted us about sharing this part of her story. She felt it was important to share, and we agree, in case it’s part of someone else’s story too, as a reminder that you are not alone.
Dear 14 year old Jacky,
I’m so sorry this is happening to you. I know you feel like you’re the only person to ever exist like this, but I promise one day you’ll see you’re not alone. Right now you feel like hurting yourself but I promise that it’s not the answer you’re looking for. Those scars will last forever but the pain doesn’t have to. One day you’ll come out of this stronger and better and wiser, but these are the tough, dark days.
It feels like you’re drowning in emotion and you can’t talk to anyone about it. One day you’ll tell the world and it will inspire someone else’s story. One day your story will be the reason someone else has made it through, and that’s a dream come true. My mother once said “one day always arrives” and I believe that whole heartedly. It’s hard to see now but it will get better. One day, the sun will shine again.