This is for all the mothers who have watched their children suffer the torments of an eating disorder. Who have been told it was their fault. Who have cried in silence, in darkness, in shame and helplessness.
Your child's eating disorder is not your fault. But you have the power to help her heal.*
On this Mother's Day, I wish you and your family healing and joy and hope. Full recovery is possible. And you are an important part of that recovery. Don't give up. Fight for the child you love who has been taken hostage by the disease. Know that s/he can come back from the brink . . . with your love and your support.
*If you're new to the idea that parents can help heal eating disorders, please visit this site for information and help.