Healing from war's devastating effects isn't easy--but it is possible.
For every wounded warrior, there is a wounded home--a family and community impacted by their loved one's war experiences. Service members returning from combat deployment all bring war home with them. And when a combat veteran struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI), every family member experiences the effects--confusion, hurt, anger, guilt, fatigue, and fear.
This is one of the most powerful books I have had the honor of reading, dealing with a problem that is growing in epidemic porportions in our country - the returning veterans who are suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome and Traumatic Brain Injuries.
Marshele Waddell tells of her personal experience with this condition that not only affected her husband, but her son as well. She includes personal stories from other military wives, mothers, girlfriends and sisters as well. Offering hope through trusting in faith and opening up to others is the main theme of this book, and Waddell and therapist Kelly Orr give vital information in easy-to-understand language that will help guide families back to a new kind of normal.
I recommend this book highly for military families who are affected by PTSD/TBI or anyone who knows of someone suffering silently with this condition.