On our minds in our Hearts

Brothers and sisters listen to me we’ve been trained to be elite, to be our best to be strong to stand alone. How to take care of ourselves in horrible situations and most importantly we were taught how to love a brother or sister that is the same blood. Then we get out we come back home and to be a civilian is a totally different world. We don’t have a structure above us to help us to understand the world that we now find ourselves in and we have to fend for ourselves. I’m telling you today we are not alone we have each other we have family we have friends we do not have to stand alone we should not try to stand alone as we will fail alone. we can succeed only as a team because alone we have no one to lean on and if you try to lean on yourself you will fall so find somebody, talk to somebody. May it be a brother/ sister in arms or may it be a wife an Uncle ,your child ,a best friend somebody that can listen without judging you. Talk to them first let them know that you want to share something that might make them feel uncomfortable give them the chance to offer you a shoulder and if they don’t that doesn’t mean that you’re alone it just means that you need to find somebody else to lean on. We’ve helped a number of vets this year and it’s predominantly the same they feel alone.They feel like nobody else understands them they feel like they have nowhere to go. But even if you feel you have nobody else you have us. God has graced me with a board of directors and a family of people willing to listen to you, to not judge it doesn’t matter what you say what you have seen when you feel like you’ve seen something nobody can understand this group of people are willing to listen to your story there’s no judgement there’s no ridicule there’s no jokes only listening so please even when you feel like you’re at the bottom reach your hand out to somebody to help pull you up. Because pulling on your own hand will only make you turn in circles.

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