Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

Mother’s Day….. I am determined it will be okay.


I am determined Mother’s Day will be okay. Regardless of the past, ‘I’ am a mother, and a decent one. Not a perfect one, but one who cares for my children, loves them, and chooses to consider their emotional needs.

I am not big on celebrations like Mother’s Day, Valentines Day, but my children obviously want to celebrate Mother’s Day and I want them to have that and be happy.

Had some lovely gifts, including a handmade heart necklace, with my 6 year old’s thumb prints in it, which is so special to me, and gifts like that mean more to me, than bought gifts.


I am determined to focus on good stuff today, because I realise ‘I’ deserve that too.

I’m staying away from social media and anything triggering and that is needed self care.

Yesterday, I helped my son make a bird’s nest out of sticks and clay, which he decided to put in a tree this morning, with stones in there for eggs and our owl as the mummy bird, which is so cute!

So I am celebrating the cuteness of my children and how being a mum is special and a privilege I don’t take lightly.



Author: Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

I am a survivor of complex and multiple trauma and abuse, who at the age of 40, began my healing journey. I am using my journey to recovery and healing, to help others, to help survivors feel less alone, validated, encouraged and to enable others to understand themselves more. Complex trauma, particularly from severe, prolonged childhood abuse, is profoundly life changing. Complex trauma produces complex adults. The journey to recovery is a painful, often lonely, emotional daily challenge and it is my aim to encourage others in their daily battle. ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

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