I came across the following quote this morning, and thought it was a nice reflection of the "forging" we go through as postpartum mood disorder survivors:

"Iron is full of impurities that weaken it; through forging, it becomes steel and is transformed into a razor-sharp sword. Human beings develop in the same fashion."

~ Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of the Martial Art of Aikido
from The Art of Peace