Today is not only my husband’s birthday but also our anniversary. He is without a doubt the most amazing man (besides my daddy of course) I have ever known :). He has had to deal with and come to terms with his PTSD and yet still be a husband, best friend, and step-dad at the same time. So, Happy Birthday and Anniversary to an amazing soldier and man!
There were times I wanted to run as far away as possible feeling like PTSD had won and I could no longer take it, but my heart would not let me and I stayed. I am so thankful I did because we are closer than we have ever been and our relationship (both friendship and marriage) continues to blossom every day. Even with the occasional PTSD episode, we have learned how to tame that beast and roll with the punches.
Jerry, I love you and I will be by your side until the day we die. You are my best friend. I know you always thank me for putting up with you and your PTSD, but I want to thank you for putting up with me. I know I am not the easiest person to love, any of my exes will tell you that. LOL. Looks like I finally found a man not only tough enough to handle me but also a man who had enough courage to try. I love you!
So Happy Birthday and Anniversary to my amazing soldier and man aka husband!