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#Repost @havokjournal Yes, this. Talk about it. #LZGrace ・・・ War is always there. You may leave it, but it doesnt leave you. It stays with you. Stays like a shadow. Some days it's long, pronounced, and profound. Other days, it's there, almost gone but not quite. It shapes you. Just because you have stopped fighting a war for others, absolutely does not mean that the war is done with you. The battle will continue. In some, it rages. Like the real thing. For others, it may be like the shadow that isn't quite there, but isn't quite gone. This war, the one that is supposed to be over, keeps taking lives. Lives it doesn't deserve to claim. Lives of my brothers, fellow service members, and my friends. Giants of men. Giants, that bullets and guns, IED'S, and ambushes couldn't claim. Giants that defied odds and expectations. Giants that shaped a multitude of warfighters. Giants that shaped the war. Giants that will have shaped our nation. You aren't alone. This war, our war, affects us all. It doesn't matter the reason, it doesn't matter when, it doesn't matter why.....talk to us. Talk to me. Talk to a friend. Talk to a stranger. Just talk. Let someone know how you are feeling. That, alone, may help. Because the silence, the not talking, its killing us. The silence is how giants fall. ___________________________________________________ #havokjournal #voiceforveterans #storyteller #america #freedomisntfree #freedom #warishell #goodguysinbadlands #historymaker #peacemakers #warrior #usmilitary #protection #strength #neverforget #sacrifice #brotherskeeper #rltw #violenceofaction #stayinthefight #hardtokill
If you carry one thought with you this week, let it be this: you are smart, you are beautiful... and.. you are loved. #Grace
All of us at LZ-Grace are grateful that Florence had very little impact in Virginia Beach. Perhaps it was just the way in which Mother Nature moves, or the Grace of God, or perhaps... Florence just didn't want to mess with the awesome individuals who worked tirelessly in the days prior to make sure this sacred ground was safe for humans and animals alike. We are most grateful to those souls ~ all from NSW Commands ~ who spent their time and energy here to help us prepare. Special thanks to Sheri Bukowski and sis Nance Waters, the only able-bodies around here right now, who worked until they dropped to make sure humans and horses alike stayed cozy and safe and well fed. Please join us in prayer for all those affected in NC by Hurricane Florence ~ the families of those who lost their lives, the first responders who put themselves in harms way to help and save, and those who now have months of repair and hard work to restore their lives and homes and businesses. #WeAreGrateful
Kids climbing a livestock gate ... no doubt with the intention of finding some fun and adventure. There is so much living when we approach things with childlike courage and no regret! I truly believe this is how we should all live our lives from age 3 - 100... No matter how high the fence or what's in the pasture beyond, we need to seek our best idea of adventure and go for it with faith, not fear. Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow. #FaithNotFear
I needed a little humor relief while waiting for a hurricane to fully arrive. 🤣😂🤣😂Hahaha! Mama always wins, #Florence. Don't you forget it. @slb_2gsd , @stephenblike , Aaron Bukowski
"There are going to be very painful moments in your life that will shake your entire world. Those you love will pass on. Storms will have their way. People you trust will manipulate, betray and despise you. These moments will change you. Let them make you stronger, smarter, kinder and more loving. But don't you go and become someone you're not. Cry. Scream. Beat the living shit out of a log or a heavy bag until your hands are bloody. But do not change your core. Breathe. Sweep your porch. Change your clothes. Then straighten out that crown and keep it moving." ~ Steve Bukowski #WarriorAngelWisdom