Jenay Dupuy Franco and I met our husbands–who are brothers–the very same summer up at camp. These days, we are both stay-at-home mommies to a pack of gorgeous Franco grandchildren and wives to two amazing Franco men.
Jenay was one of those girls who couldn’t wait to be a mom. When her babies finally arrived, though, her experience wasn’t the idyllic one she had always dreamed of. She and her husband Chris had to move hundreds of miles away from all of their family and friends for his medical residency, and then they had an unexpectedly rough start in the NICU with their first baby. After a couple of years of struggle, including a long, hard journey through postpartum depression (much of that time undiagnosed), Jenay eventually made her way back to mental, spiritual and physical health with the help of Christ…and her running shoes.
Jenay’s episode is about hope. She has practical wisdom and a powerful real-life story to share, and I think that listeners will experience some of those “you too?!” moments that remind us that we’re not alone in our struggles, especially the very real, very common, and very difficult struggle that is postpartum depression.
Links from this episode:
Running by the Book by Corinne Bauer
Me, Myself & I by Jennifer Rothschild