#ppdchat Theme Song

Help me welcome Jaime from www.jamesandjax.com as she guest posts for me today.  She has written a powerful post about uplifting each other.  (Sorry Jaime, I couldn’t get the song to link correctly from youtube).

I am proud to know Jaime and call her friend.  She is a great blogger and has great resources for anxiety.  She has talked me through a rough patch more than once.


I met Charity through the #ppdchat on Twitter, a support group-like chat founded by another friend of mine, Lauren for those experiencing or in a relationship with someone experiencing a perinatal mood disorder. Over time, many of us regular participants have nurtured the seedlings of beautiful friendships with each other. After a year or so of getting to know each other through various social networks, during both calm and challenging times, I am happy to call Charity my friend and I am a better person for knowing her.
The other day, I was driving to work in the morning and a song came on that reminded me not only of Charity but also many of the women I’ve come to call my friends as we’ve swum through troubled waters during our healing from postpartum depression (and other postpartum disorders).
Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water”
That song doesn’t fit in AT ALL with my usual repetoire of favorite songs (by Elliott Smith, Florence and the Machine, TV on the Radio, to give you an idea of the genre of music I prefer). Every time I hear it, it makes me cry with its poetic lyrics of friendship during troubled times. I find it comforting, and it lifts me up. It is my reminder that “when times get rough,” I’m not alone (even when I feel lonely). It also reminds me of my role as a friend.
I like to refer to this song as the unofficial #ppdchat theme song.
Without further ado, here are the lyrics:
When you’re weary
Feeling small
When tears are in your eyes
I will dry them all

I’m on your side
When times get rough
And friends just can’t be found
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

When you’re down and out
When you’re on the street
When evening falls so hard
I will comfort you
I’ll take your part
When darkness comes
And pain is all around
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

Sail on Silver Girl,
Sail on by
Your time has come to shine
All your dreams are on their way

See how they shine
If you need a friend
I’m sailing right behind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind


What songs do you find uplifting and/or comforting?

Survive til you Thrive!

5 Responses to #ppdchat Theme Song

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  2. That’s ok, Charity–I posted the video over at my blog today. 🙂

    Thank you for having me here today! xoxo

  3. Jamie, good song choice. Although I prefer Aretha Franklin’s version, the sentiment is the same: I will be there for you. Thank you for being such a support to so many who are struggling with PPD!

    And, Charity, I’m still praying. Did you feel it at 11:30 last night and 1:45 this morning? (I am hoping you answer no because you were sleeping.) That was me. 🙂

  4. I love that song. I love the sentiment behind it.

  5. i love this song choice. Music is powerful.
    For me, during my deepest depression phase last year, I clung to the song Dog Days Are Over by Florence + The Machine.
    I listened to it every morning 🙂

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