I am the one who started to see glimpses of the old life.
I am the one who drove to every appointment.
I am the one who encouraged you to leave the house.
I am the one who helped you to find a new “normal”.
I am the one who was still there when you found your laughter again.
I was the one who said maybe THAT part isn’t about PTSD, maybe THAT part is something every parent feels some days.
I am the one who walked beside you while you did the hard work.
I am the one who meditates with you.
I am the one who didn’t panic on a bad day.
I am the one who sees you as you are now. A strong brave man who wasn’t afraid to admit he was hurting and faced this demon head on and chooses every day not to let it win!