My Sweetie

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  1. Travis…I am a widow of a Veitnam vet. I feel your pain. They say it gets better with time, maybe or maybe we just learn to deal wih it better. My Larry did 4 tours to Vietnam. We met after he was out. There was 13 years between us, but that did not seem to matter. We had 20 years together then one day it all changed. Nothing is the same…I count months now not days. 27 on Monday. I just keep putting one foot in front of the other and hope I don’t trip. Life will never be the same, but I hope to find peace.

    1. I am counting months and days, 5 months, 6 days today.

      Three things which have helped me find some measure of peace are,

      1. Connie promised me that she would love me for the rest of her life, and kept that promise.

      2. Prayer and the Holy Spirit.

      3. AWP – Use the hotline when it starts eating at you, I have.

      Of course I still feel the pain of losing Connie, I don’t think that will ever go away. But I think that you are right, that we learn to deal with it better, with help. If you ever get out to Colorado, look me up, I’m in Loveland, and I’m the AWP Ambassador here. Taryn & Tabbatha have my contact information.

  2. Thank you Travis for sharing your story with us. I am so glad AWP was there for you to find and that you are now connected. Though you travel your personal life story, you need not travel it alone. Keep reaching out and accepting a hand from those who know. One step, one breath at a time. <3

  3. i understand where you are coming from i was married to my veteran husband for 17 yrs and was awaken one morning by my 10yr old daughter telling me mommy theres a policeman at the door and when i realised what she waas saying i rolled on my husbands side of the bed and i knew iknew it was something about jim and i ran to the door half asleep to find a coronor and a brantley county cop at my door and i was dumb founded i looked out i guess for jim and the coroner said mama i need you to step back inside and i said dont tell me its my husband and he repeaded mama i need you to step back inside and my 10 yr old daughter was stabding by her dads chair when the coroner help me inside and sat me in the couch and told me this was the worst part of his job and he said jim had been in an accident and i stop him cring saying he is not dead is he and he said yes i lost it, i dont know about the rest of you but that took something out of me that day i can never get back, not onklt=y the loss of him but the screaming of my daughter i want my daddy, that still kills me inside, i loved him more than life itself and i lost apart of my joy , he took that with him to his grave ,,, that was the worst thing to every go through, my kids were 10, 11 and 12 . jim died febuary17 2001 the day before dale ernhart and was buried on our oldest sons birthday, my son will never forget his dad birthday every year he says how long it has been.. the only advice i can give is love each other as me and jim did for 17yrs and never leave or go to bed mad at each other,always tell your partner how much you love them,, we are not promised tommorrow,,,love one another with all your heart,,,,,god bless everyone who has lost someone dear,,,,you are all in my heart.

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