I’ll be there for you

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Driving back from a friends house today, reflecting on our mornings conversations, listening to the radio this familiar song came on.

Being a teenager in the late ’90’s meant growing up with watching the US hit series of Friends. I absolutely loved it, watching it in a Friday night and watching reruns on Sunday’s even now there’s always one channel that is showing an episode. I’ve not watched it for ages but I suddenly have the urge to and know I could choose pretty much any episode and still find it funny.

Anyway I digress, listening to the song in the radio, one that I’ve heard a thousand times I started to actually hear the words and relate them to becoming a mum.

Particular poignant after having a baby the words;

“Your mother warned you there’d be days like these
But she didn’t tell you when the world has brought you down to your knees that I’ll be there for you”

Peer support is so important when having a newborn and going through that motherhood journey. I’ve found peer support crucial in my recovery from postnatal depression. And whilst going through this depression/blip at the moment I have really called upon my close network of friends for that support.

Some friends who have not had Pnd understand and have been amazingly supportive but those that have the following words couldn’t ring more true;

“No one could ever know me
No one could ever see me
Seems you’re the only one who knows what it’s like to be me
Someone to face the day with, make it through all the rest with
Someone I’ll always laugh with
Even at my worst, I’m best with you, yeah!”

Here’s the rest of the lyrics so that whilst you’re watching a Friends rerun which you will undoubtedly want to do now after reading this then at least you can sing along, exactly how I was doing in the car today!
“I’ll Be There For You (Theme From Friends)”

So no one told you life was gonna be this way
Your job’s a joke, you’re broke, your love life’s D.O.A.
It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear
When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your year, but

I’ll be there for you
(When the rain starts to pour)
I’ll be there for you
(Like I’ve been there before)
I’ll be there for you
(‘Cause you’re there for me too)

You’re still in bed at ten and work began at eight
You’ve burned your breakfast, so far things are going great
Your mother warned you there’d be days like these
But she didn’t tell you when the world has brought you down to your knees that

I’ll be there for you
(When the rain starts to pour)
I’ll be there for you
(Like I’ve been there before)
I’ll be there for you
(‘Cause you’re there for me too)

No one could ever know me
No one could ever see me
Seems you’re the only one who knows what it’s like to be me
Someone to face the day with, make it through all the rest with
Someone I’ll always laugh with
Even at my worst, I’m best with you, yeah!

It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear
When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your year

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