Monday I had the opportunity to meet a woman who had read the article that appeared in the paper on July 12th concerning Pat. (Link to the article is above if you haven't read it.)
She was extremely upset by what happened in September. But what is important is that she is even more upset with how Pat has been treated. She lives here in Pahrump – and it’s nice to know that there are people here who care about Pat and what is happening to him. She said she is going to do what she can to help. I hope that she will be able to do something for Patrick.
Her name is Patricia Grubbs, and she wrote a book "Life Through His Eyes". It is her story of living with PTSD - for 33 years. Her husband is a Viet Nam Veteran. (Thank you for your service to our country, David.)
It is a short book, less than 70 pages. But from Chapter 4 forward, there was so much of it that could have been written by me. Of course the "story" is not the same, but some of the incidents I have lived through are so similar to what she has lived. (Note, none are as serious as this is with Pat.)
However, she knows what I have been living since Pat returned from Iraq. It is nice to know that someone knows and understands that it is not only the Veteran who suffers with PTSD, but also the family.
When I finished reading the book, I had tears streaming down my face.