I dragged myself there anyway. With a baby on the way I really can't afford to be taking any time off.
I am glad I did.
I met a veteran with criminal cases who is struggling to overcome PTSD. He had struggled with substance control when he first returned from his tour of duty in Afghanistan- hence the criminal cases.
Now, most of the time, drug users don't exude a desire to change. If they do- they don't do anything.
This veteran told me about his intensive treatment at the VA. He had been homeless and had gone through their program to maintain a stable home.
I could see in his eyes that he was changing and taking every opportunity to change.
We finished our discussion and I thanked him for his service.
After our conversation, I remembered my desire to not go to work.
And I said a prayer of gratitude that I got to meet such a wonderful veteran before Veteran's Day.
|P at the Veteran's Day Parade yesterday|