Trigger WarningThis blog is about the realities of war. People die. People are injured. People are broken. It contains a lot of loss and heartache. Through it all there is hope and joy. There is as much laughter as there are tears. All the same, if you are currently affected by deployments, have PTSD, have lost someone you love to war, the contents here may be extremely difficult to read. Proceed with caution. Take care of your hearts and minds.
Monthly Archives: April 2013
My memories after the notification phone call are like a strobe light. Single moments standing still, broken up by dark gaps in between. This is sort of what that looks like. I am on the phone with the people at the … Continue reading
There are moments in my life that I refer to as “eternal.” Some of them are trivial, like brushing my teeth. Every time I stand there staring in the mirror with a soapy stick in my mouth, I feel like … Continue reading
The anxiety felt like an unrelenting electric current coursing through the air, through my lungs, all the way into my fingertips. My mouth tasted like metal; sometimes I spat to try to get rid of it. My lips were numb … Continue reading
Here we go again. JoAnne and Kellie aren’t available to watch the kids until later. Andrea, my FRG co-leader, says she can go to the brief and will bring the information back to me. Hopefully someone can help if we … Continue reading