An Imgur user posted a photo of the touching note her husband drew on their mirror, as a show of support while she was struggling with depression.
Mollywho wrote on Imgur that she’s faced a lot of difficult times since marrying her husband, including not being able to afford a wedding.
“I’ve not been the easiest person to deal with,” she wrote. “In fact, sometimes I’ve lost all hope and even taken my frustration out on my new husband. But he somehow forgives me every time.”
She wrote that she came home from a long trip feeling overwhelmed and “I flopped onto my bed in tears. I looked to my left, and saw these words painted all across my mirror.”
Here is what her husband wrote:
1. She is my best friend
2. She never quits on herself or me
3. She gives me time to work on my crazy projects
4. She makes me laugh, every day
5. She is gorgeous
6. She accepts the crazy person I am
7. She’s the kindest person I know
8. She’s got a beautiful singing voice
9. She’s gone to a strip club with me
10. She has experienced severe tragedy yet is the most optimistic person about humanity I know
11. She has been fully supportive about my career choices and followed me each time
12. Without realizing it, she makes me want to do more for her than I have ever wanted to do for anyone
13. She’s done an amazing job at advancing her career path
14. Small animals make her cry
15. She snorts when she laughs
“I think he wanted me to remember how much he loves me,” she wrote. “Because he knows how quickly I forget. He knows I struggle to see good in the world, and especially the good in myself. But here it is. A testament and gesture of his love.”
Molly went on to say that while mental illness can’t be fixed by gestures like this alone, offering support and kindness is an important part of the healing process.
I’m not saying mental illness is cured by nice words on a mirror. In fact, it takes professional care, love, empathy, sometimes even medication just to cope. Many people struggle with it mental illness—more than we probably even realize. And instead of showing them hate or anger when they act out. Show them kindness and remind them things can and WILL get better. Everyone needs a little help sometimes. If that person can’t be you— see if you have any resources for therapy.
“I’m still struggling, but I’m glad I have my other half to help me make it through. It may just be a few words on my mirror, but I’ll look at them when I wake up and know I’m not alone,” she wrote.
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