The When

When Robin was born, my world came tumbling down. Post-natal depression brought me to rubble and I spent nearly four years rebuilding myself, shedding pieces and people along the way.

The person that I was before no longer exists. I am inclined to believe that this new person is the better version of me but I had to fight for her survival.

I am a single mother now. I am a more selfless human now.

I wanted to give something to my boys, an apology in words they would understand. So I started to make up stories for them, to tell to them while I held them near.

The stories were about many different things, but the elves seemed to linger longer in their minds. And after, when I discovered handcrafts were balm for my broken heart, and for Cohen’s heart, too I began to make elves to accompany the tales.

And our When became our Now right there.

Published by vickyinelvenrealm

I am a homeschooling mum living in New Zealand. My first elves, Adam and Merribelle, were created last year to teach regrouping to my son. They have been busy since then...

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