The Gift

And slowly, I began to see the world again, but through a different lens from that of my ED

Shortly after coming home, it was Mother’s Day and I was lucky enough to receive a brand new DSLR camera from my partner, James.

James had often commented that I had an eye for taking pictures! I thought he was mad, I couldn’t see what he was talking about; still, now that I had this beautiful camera, I thought I might as well use it. Yeah. I’ll take pictures of my children. 

Little did I know, this beautiful piece of equipment, along with a very new yet special friend, would be the last pieces of the puzzle that would see me begin to reconnect with my healthy self, re-enter the world and slowly heal my way along the road of recovery through the lens of a camera. Soon, I was not only taking photos of my children, I was up taking some pretty amazing landscape pictures! The voice of my ED continues to belittle my work, but I continue ‘snapping’ my way along this path, which is leading me to freedom.