Loss of a hero
A friend of mine from college was killed in Afghanistan last spring. Although I am saddened anytime a soldier is killed in action, his death was especially hard because if anyone seemed invincible, it was him. He was an officer and a phenomenal leader to everyone. You could ask him about anything and he would seem to know the right solution. I already struggle with PTSD and I keep having dreams where either a group of us are talking like nothing happened etc. Although more recently, I had a nightmare where we caught the insurgents and interrogated them for hours until his wife arrived to face them. In reality, he left behind a wife (former Marine) and 2 young children. I can't imagine what she will quietly have to face, despite the huge amount of support she will have from us. His death has caused me to re-think the direction of my life because it's short and he was persistent in chasing his own dream of flying for the military. Our group of friends are all Christians but I struggle in knowing God will heal the wounds.