About Parents Never Give Up
Parents Never Give Up was originally designed to be a simple blog page. A space for me to recount my stories and share my heartache, my fears and the lessons I have learned. Since writing my first blog, I have not stopped learning and growing. I have uncovered my passion and purpose in my life and now I live to support other parents who are dealing with children who are choosing to self-harm. I am passionate about no parent having to walk this journey alone.
It took me 4 long years to realize the one key part of parenting that I was missing throughout everything that was happening around me. When I realized it, I knew I had hit it on the head because I haven't’ looked back since. I have difficult days and I have painful moments, but I do not live in them like I used to.
I put my oxygen mask on first and realized this - that if I did not start taking care of my own health, immediately, I was not going to be around to help any of my children. That simple.
By health I mean every category of health you can think of, mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health. I could stay where I was then, or I could dig deep within myself and uncover what being a mother meant to me and how I wanted to show up for my kids and for myself moving forward. I could take a look at where I was and where I wanted to be. I realized in that moment that I had the courage inside me along with a healthy appreciation for faith in something to carry me through it all.