Rain Brown has provided Instagram followers with an update on herself and also on her gravely ill mother.
The youngest member of the Alaskan Bush People, Rain has been a consistent social media presence for months.
Recently, however, it's been difficult for her to keep up a happy persona, considering that her mother has tragically been diagnosed with lung cancer.
According to a number of reports, Ami Brown is at Stage Four and she may not have very much time left.
Earlier this week, Rain tried to keep up an optimistic front, sharing an uplifting text image with her followers that read:
“You may not understand today or tomorrow, but eventually God will reveal why you went through everything you did."
She then opened up a lot more about the issues she's been dealing with of late.
“For the past few days I’ve been struggling with some things, such as my depression, life, and some teen girl probs too (ya know a broken nail) and I couldn’t figure out why I was in such bad shape," Brown wrote, adding:
"I stayed in bed for about four days with minor aches and pains and I couldn’t find out a reason, it bothered me so much, I lost any want to be healthy or motivational, I was just a husk."
That's awful to hear.
Sadly, it's not the first time Rain has mentioned Depression.
She wrote the following to her followers last month:
I've struggled with a lot of depression over the last couple years, I was told it was puberty I was told I was too young to feel any real emotion that I "wasn't fully developed so my brain couldn't have actually been depressed" one of the main things I struggle with is my age.
This time around, Rain didn't question her mood too much.
As explained below, she sort of just gave in to it:
"But just now in the middle of the night it occurred to me, sometimes you don’t have to have a reason sometimes you don’t have to be perfect and somedays you just feel like staying in bed and watching old @simplynailogical videos and that’s OKAY!
"In the time of all this happening I told myself that over and over but it also hit me I had to actually believe it and just let it go and stop being bothered by it."
While the Discovery Channel star admitted that she continues to “still feel kinda down and Like being lazy,” she now knows it’s “alright because my body knows what it needs and if that’s rest I won’t be one to refuse."
In conclusion, Amy mentioned her sick mother:
"Stay strong my rainbows and listen to your body and soul they know what you need, don’t let your depression or dark feelings try to make you feel bad or people make you feel bad for doing what you know is right for you
"Ps my mom gave me some panaway oil and now my aches feel so much better thanks mommy!!!"
We really can't imagine what Rain and her six siblings are going through.
On Friday, though, Rain did say that she and her mom spent the morning making peach tea, adding of Ami:
"She is now going though her second round of chemo...
"Sadly I can’t say how she is doing just yet, but we are all hopeful and faithful, thank you all so much for your support and love in this harsh time."
We wish her the very best.