Today I’m struggling with yesterday’s reflection! Good news is that fourteen years ago today Heather came into my life. It has been one heck of a party with some rocky roads along the way in our journey. Life is all about struggles and perseverance from life’s roughest obstacles.
Our Journey together has been a rough one, because PTSD doesn’t come with a manual. Heather has hung in there. It can't be easy for her to live with a combat veteran who doesn’t understand himself. Even though I’m struggling today it isn’t like the past because God is with me and believe me he is keeping me in check. For years I thought PTSD would be my downfall leading to the destruction of all of my relationships. Truth be told no matter how vicious PTSD can be it couldn’t destroy love and faith we had for one another. See I now know the secret to beating PTSD, yes it takes both strong love and faith, but the final ingredient is Christ our God.
Heather and I are two extremely strong individuals. Just imagine what we could accomplish, by simply adding Christ to our lives. As I sit here today struggling with yesterday’s reflection it’s clear my faith in God is keeping me from the edge. Pain is also part of healing; it's the one thing that lets us know we are still alive.
The more I reflect on my life with Heather it’s clear she saved me from myself. It’s clear God had a purpose for me long before I knew him. I can sit and say openly that back in the day I believed in God, but I never knew him. Knowing him now gives me hope moving forward to conquer even my days of struggle.
Heather, it's been 14 wonderful years and I know we will have many more years to come. At night when I pray to end my day I thank God for you! I thank him for putting you in my life because we achieve balance.
“Pain is part of healing; it’s one thing that lets us know we are still alive!”- Jared W. Campbell
Proverbs 20:1-30 Reading
Proverbs 20:27 The spirit of a man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.
Proverbs 21:1-31 Reading
Proverbs 21:3 Tod do Justice and Judgement is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
“Heather, only a fool would have given up on us by now, love you more than you know!”
Jared W. Campbell
US Army Retired