Celebrating Casey

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There's this beautiful person I know. I met her through blogging. I saw a post she wrote about her experience being a mother with depression, and it made me fall in love with her immediately. Her name is Casey.

We met first online. She agreed to participate in the Mother's Day Rally for Moms' Mental Health, and wrote a wonderful piece about never giving up. Then we met in person at BlogHer, and I could see she's even better than I thought.

There's this other beautiful person I know. She's Casey's bestie. She's the ultimate example of the kind of support someone should provide to a person who has experienced depression or anxiety. She supports Casey out of love, not obligation. She does it because Casey deserves it.

I wish every pregnant and new mother in the world had Emily for a best friend, because then they'd never feel alone.

Emily created a 15-week celebration for Casey and Mozzi (the current name of Casey's bundle of joy) during which nearly 100 friends and family members are each responsible for a day of that celebration. I'm so happy that today is my day. On Twitter, in honor of Casey and Mozzi, I will be tweeting the entire lyrics to the song "Celebration" by Kool and the Gang. Since the lyrics are way more than 140 characters, that will be a lot of tweets. Casey is worth it.

Casey, I wish you and your family all the blessings in the world, and more. You are an amazing soul. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you do to support women with depression, including postpartum and antenatal depression. I know you have helped countless people. You are the awesome.

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About Katherine Stone

is the founder & editor of Postpartum Progress. She was named one of the ten most influential mom bloggers of 2011, a WebMD Health Hero and one of the top 25 parent bloggers using social media for social good. She also writes the Fierce Blog, and a parenting column for Disney's Babble.com.

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  1. Her post made me teary eyed. This line: "To remind me that even on my worst days, I have something to live for." is so powerful. It keeps my eyes wide open and the thoughts in the dark.

  2. oh my, you just made me all misty eyed. I love Casey to the moon and back, and my heart is so full watching this Celebration evolve.
    BTW – very clever and unique twitter celebration. LOVE IT!
    ~emily

  3. Aside from singing "Celebration" to myself as I wandered the grocery store aisles, thank you so much for giving my Emily as much credit as you've given me.
    It's true, everyone needs an Emily, and a Katherine. And a Birdie, and apparently a blog.
    Thank you, you are even more lovely in person than anything online could ever convey. Love you madly.

  4. I LOVE Emily and Casey! Emily is a dear friend from my past…who blogging has brought back to me. Casey is the gift Emily has given me.
    I wish EVERYONE had an Emily too…she is the best example of love I know.

  5. what an incredible idea!!
    Love this earnestly encouraging internetting!
    Blessings Casey!
    LIB
    http://bit.ly/fozHzA

  6. This is so incredibly awesome. Way to be such a source of support. Every gal needs a friend like that.