In November 2009 my family taped a news special with our local tv station News 10 to help raise awareness about PTSD in the military. For those of you that don't know our story. Frank is in the National Guard. He was sent to a heavy combat zone in Afghanistan in 2005 and did not return until 2007. When he returned home, we went through a honeymoon period where everything seemed fine. But as time went on the psychological effects of war began to take a toll on him and as a result effected the whole family. (I have a link to the video, but it is not letting me upload it here. So it can be found on my FB page).
My husband took the time to seek out help for his disorder and did not let his pride get in the way. We worked together to find the right combination of doctors, counselors and meds, so that we could get the help that he needed. I am proud to say that 2 years later Frank is doing great and we are getting ready to celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary on Monday.
We know first hand what it feels like to be without him and we consider ourselves one of the lucky families to have him back.
Kalee took this photo with Daddy's army boots last night. She always gets sentimental about Veteran's day.
I recently created this layout about his deployment using papers from GCD studios and washi tapes and overlays from Hambly.
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to take the time to hug a Vet today :)