My Story: Never Alone

  1. Heather says:

    Beautifully written! Thanks for sharing your story! <3

  2. Shambray says:

    Love this. The adjustment is so hard. I never realized how depressed I was until I pushed through it. So so hard, but I too am so grateful for a loving savior who never leaves my side. Thanks for sharing.

  3. What a tender and touching re-telling, Aubrey. Thank you for your honest sharing and giving, especially your willingness to recount your night of remembering and turning to the Lord, much as young Alma did near the end of his 3-day journey of torment.

    You were ALWAYS an awesome young woman who flitted in and out of our lives, but I now consider it a great privilege to know you as a new and growing “Mama.” What a fantastic title to wear (and bear) with honor and righteous pride. Add to that the fact that you’re married to one of the best young men I know . . . and, yeah, that’s pretty cool!

    All the best, young mama. All the best!

    David (Poppa P) Politis

    P.S. And puh-lease, keep on writing (especially from the heart)!

    • Aubrey says:

      Thanks so much for your sweet comment! That means a lot:) Thanks for raising such an amazing daughter to be one of my best friends! Love your family!

  4. Emily says:

    Aubrey, I felt like I was reading my own story of pain and infection and tears and feeling like I was losing myself with my first baby. We somehow managed through with more downs than ups, and then on his first birthday we found out we were expecting again. Instead of joy, I felt fear. I couldn’t imagine going through all of that again with a toddler, too! I cried all throughout that pregnancy, feeling guilty all the while. The nursing was hard again, but not as hard, as I had learned a few tricks, and I didn’t factor in that I was more seasoned to know how to better care for myself and manage the needs of a baby. Every baby, I learned, puts you in a “growing stage” until you can learn to do everything you were doing plus one more. The guilt of having babies but feeling overwhelmed (having pain just pushes it all over the edge) while others are begging God for a little soul is very real. Your story will be your own, but I ended up having four babies in five years and wondering if God had gotten the wrong girl for the job. We were all a mess for awhile! But guess what? Fast forward and I have two amazing sons on missions, two beautiful daughters in high school, a sweet 10 year old boy and a tender 5 year old boy, all of which I can never imagine my life without. I messed up tons, but somehow God makes up the difference. I never ever in my wildest dreams, during those early months of being a mother, could imagine having six children and loving it as much as I do now. All I can say is you will make it one foot in front of the other, and when you can’t even do that, well God is there always. And it does get better. Well… until they are teens. 🙂
    You are wise to reach out to other mothers to help them because in the end you will have created a network that will be a resource to sustain each other. Lean on those who love you dearly, be real, and know it is all worth it.
    Sure love you Aubrey. You are a beautiful mother. You were raised by an angel mother, so you’ll be amazing and more ahead than you know.

    • Aubrey says:

      Emily – thanks so much for such a thoughtful comment. I probably read this 3 times to be honest. I appreciate and soaked in every word you said. I love how I’m close to you even though I never get to see you! Thanks for your great example to me! Your kids are so lucky to have you as their mom. You are so fun with them. Love you!

  5. Courtney says:

    I seriously thought that I was the only one who went through something like this! I myself got a serious infection from after I had a baby and it was so serious the medication I had to be on I wasn’t allowed to nurse my baby anymore. After I was cleared to nurse again things went terribly wrong. My daughter would puke all the time (like projectile vomit) and I couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong. She was such a sweet quiet baby but she turned into a crying upset baby after I tried nursing her again. I felt like I was a failure. I felt everything in my life was going wrong. We finally figured out what was wrong with her and she was fine and happy again! But I was seriously suffering from depression. I totally understand what you mean when you thought you were going to die! I seriously have thought that a few times. Us mommies need to stick together! It’s not easy transitioning into motherhood but I think when we rely on our Heavenly Father we can get through it!

    • Aubrey says:

      Thanks for your sweet comment! I definitely can relate to the feeling of a failure that’s for sure, but we got this;) Thanks for your encouraging words and helping me realize I’m not alone! <3

  6. bweston11 says:

    I swear, you always share these things that relate to me so much! I love it. Thanks for being so open!

  7. Aubrey says:

    Thanks cute girl. Such a nice compliment. I’m excited to start following your blog!

  8. Aubrey – I never would have known you struggled so! Every photo I see of you tells me you are the most amazing wife and mother! I’m so glad you are sharing your experiences with others. You are as beautiful on the inside as on the out! xox

  9. Aubrey – I never would have known you struggled so! Every photo I see of you tells me you are the most amazing wife and mother! I’m so glad you are sharing your experiences with others. You are as beautiful on the inside as on the out! xox

  10. Hi, I’m visiting you from our blog tribe on fb :). You have a wonderful blog here and it is really lovely to see posts from the heart like this. I’m so sorry you had to experience this. Being a first time mom can be really hard. I had a hard time too but in other ways. You are so blessed and I really hope you are doing much better now.

  11. Hi, I’m visiting you from our blog tribe on fb :). You have a wonderful blog here and it is really lovely to see posts from the heart like this. I’m so sorry you had to experience this. Being a first time mom can be really hard. I had a hard time too but in other ways. You are so blessed and I really hope you are doing much better now.

  12. Ashley says:

    Thank you for sharing your story! Having my first was such a tough adjustment and I think it is for every new mom, even though we all try to act strong and happy all the time. (Visiting from the blog love tribe.)

  13. Ashley says:

    Thank you for sharing your story! Having my first was such a tough adjustment and I think it is for every new mom, even though we all try to act strong and happy all the time. (Visiting from the blog love tribe.)

  14. I LOVE your honest and sincerity! Being a Momma is HARD WORK but you’re right, we’re not alone in it, praise Jesus! He is refining us and making us more like Him. #BlogTribe

  15. I LOVE your honest and sincerity! Being a Momma is HARD WORK but you’re right, we’re not alone in it, praise Jesus! He is refining us and making us more like Him. #BlogTribe

  16. For me, motherhood was and still is surprisingly hard at times. Lovely, encouraging post.

  17. For me, motherhood was and still is surprisingly hard at times. Lovely, encouraging post.

  18. I can so close to giving up after the birth of my 7th blessing, I was so sick from the birth, life support, blood transfusions, it was a really dark time in my life. I’m so glad that you didn’t give up, and sort help. I personally found that friends helped me so much. Allowing me to feel the way I was and grieve the things that I missed. Doing it alone is almost impossible.

  19. I can so close to giving up after the birth of my 7th blessing, I was so sick from the birth, life support, blood transfusions, it was a really dark time in my life. I’m so glad that you didn’t give up, and sort help. I personally found that friends helped me so much. Allowing me to feel the way I was and grieve the things that I missed. Doing it alone is almost impossible.

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