Sorry I haven’t written. I’ve been busy back at work. Things have been hard. My wife had told me last week that she was pregnant. We were not trying nor did we expect it. At first I was shocked. Slowly I became excited at the thought of having another kid. We told the kids and they seem excited. Well that was last week. This week has not been good.Unfortunetly we found out she lost the baby. It hurts seeing her so disraght over it. I cannot do much but try to comfort her. I’m not even sure how I am taking it. I have been sleeping alot and I think thats why. I cannot seem to get enough sleep, which is the complete opposite of me normally.On top of this, it seems that my PTSD is making a comeback. I am etremely agitated and snap at the slightest thing. I cannot wait till we can move to Alaska and get away from this place. This job has brought out the worst in me. Luckily my wife has made the best of it and keeps herself busy. Normally I hate how much time she spends helping the family readiness group but now I think it will help her cope. Well thats what has been going on. I want to try and keep up with the blog but sometimes life just comes first.
Today I texted my Mom and Foster Mom Happy Easter. I got a reply back from my foster mom Pam ” Thank you. Who is this? I lost all my contacts.” I told her who it was and she then told me why she lost her contacts. The other night her and her husband Dennis’s house burnt down. She lives in the middle of nowhere Arkansas in the Ozarks. The only fire dept is volunteer and the roads to her house are not very accessible. So they were not quick to respond. She raises Pomeranians and has several other breeds of dogs. Unfortunately she lost 4 dogs in the fire. I know to me animals are like children. Losing 4 dogs on top of losing everything you own is one of the most horrible things I could imagine. I am grateful her and Dennis made it out safe though. I am sending a check to help them. I need to find out the tax legalities of accepting donations to my paypal account. I want to help as much as possible. They have to take a couple weeks off work and are staying with her mom at the moment. They are going to need to replace everything they owned. Does anyone know how I can go about trying to get donations without a big deal from the IRS? If you would like to help financially or anything please let me know. Please pray for them. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for her. She took me in when I was 13 and helped me to grow up and get away from the path I was taking. This is a tragedy and could possibly cause them to have PTSD. Another reason I am putting this on my blog. PTSD is not only from combat it can come from any traumatic event.
Here is link to donate http://www.gofundme.com/2gkae8