- A first-time mom shared why it is important to have friends who show up
- Gabrielle Lynn Dunn took to Facebook to talk about the struggles every new mom can relate to
- Fortunately, she has a friend in the person of Becca Ryan who just showed up in her house to help her take care of the baby so she can finally shower and eat
An overwhelmed new mom who struggles from p0stpartum shared why it is important to have friends who show up.
In a Facebook post which has 31k reactions and 61k shares as of posting, Gabrielle Lynn Dunn shared how her friend Becca Ryan showed up in her house one day to help her take care of her baby so she can have time to take care of herself.
Dunn shared the struggles every first-time mom can relate to. “Being a new mom is HARD. You second guess every single thing you do. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t cry all the time. Not because I’m sad, but because I’m sleep deprived, overwhelmed, and then add postpar
tum emotions. It’s A LOT,” she shared.
One time, Ryan called her up through FaceTime and her friend noticed she was avoiding eye contact to hide that she had been crying.
“I hadn’t showered in two days, I was covered in spit up, my sweet husband was at work, working a 14 hour shift and I was just overwhelmed. I have a HARD time asking for help, so I don’t,” Dunn added.
Fortunately, she did not have to ask Ryan for help because she just showed up in her house and took care of the baby.
“Get you a friend that will drop what she’s doing and come to you…Becca just shows up to my house, takes my baby and makes me take care of myself,” Dunn narrated.
Thanks to this sweet gesture, she finally had time to take a shower and enjoy eating dinner.
“Sometimes the kind of love I need is this. Just showing up, no matter how many times I say you don’t have to. Thank you, Becca, for loving me and my sweet girl. Thank you for letting me c
ry to you and thank you for making me do things for myself from time to time. Even if it’s just to take a shower and eat,” she ended.
We all need a friend like Becca in our life.