Tag Archives: trauma

Traveler

It took about two years for PTSD to hit full force. Once the exhilaration of survival yielded to the resumption of normalcy in everyday activities, my defenses were lowered and the protected boundaries were left wide open. As it does, … Continue reading

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Searching for Serenity

There is an exhilaration in survival, in the sheer victory of beating seeming insurmountable odds. Combined with a wonderment of seeing and experiencing it all with fresh eyes and renewed mind, one experiences a sort of a cockiness; a middle … Continue reading

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The Children

Another blank screen stares defiantly back at me, and my heart sinks at writing the words clambering to exit, as though maybe to keep them will somehow maintain some sense of order in our lives. To write them leaves me … Continue reading

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Hesperus

I have been writing well over a year now. Finally there are periods of the day where it does not consume me. Nights, however, nights continue to be dark. I cannot escape from my dreams, creeping in, stealing the peacefulness … Continue reading

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The Cast

I have this incredible faith. While the trust aspect is at times missing and I want to tell God what He should be doing, the faith is unwavering. As I read back over my journal, kept sporadically early into my … Continue reading

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