I am currently a reservist in the US Army, I was active duty until 2018 and left after my father passed to care for my mother. This weekend a soldier in our company took his life. As someone who has been to one too many military funerals; it was as hard as they always are. However, how it was treated afterwards by the command was worse. I will not go into detail, as I am not trying to draw attention to my company or bring the personal matters of the family and friends of the deceased into lime light. Would just like to state it was not good. Besides that, I am perhaps a little behind with my classwork and am finding it difficult to find the motivation to do it at this point, I will try my best, as I always push forward, despite adversity, despite how I feel, I do, because I must, and there will be no one to hold my hand or coddle me when I am feeling sorry for myself. My message is reach out to those who love you, or even strangers, tell them how you really feel, what’s going on. The majority of people are compassionate and want to help, and there’s suicide hotlines available, as hard as it might be to pick up that phone and having to deal with the embarrassment of not going through with it. No picture this week, would rather not post that. Well, if I must, here is a picture of my wonderful Pitbull Rescue; Clover.
“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.”Gilda Radner