I have learned to find love and beauty in the places I am a veteran I say Merry Christmas god bless America I salute our flag and In God We Trust shirt. I’d least expect. Like a guy sitting next to me on the bus. He was seemed nervous. 99% of the time I would ignore it and put in my headphones. But something compelled me to ask how we were doing. It turns out he was going to meet his girlfriend who he hadn’t seen in over 2 years as she studied overseas. We got to talking and I asked how long distance relationships can work.
But what is the real meaning of Christmas?
He said to me that it wasn’t a long distance relationship as he carried her in his heart and mind every single day. Just wanna pop in and say you don’t need to discount your own experience just because other people have suffered too. The world is full of pain and joy and humans have an endless capacity for both. Your struggles are valid. There are infinite ways to suffer, and all of them hurt. I want to second this. Trauma is trauma. Everyone I know that has experienced some sort of trauma or loss, regardless of source or reason or whatever — whether as a civilian, military, both — all feel the need to discount it because there’s always something worse. I’m right there with you (and “John Wick” comes to mind). Either way, stay strong and I’m sorry that happened. There are no words and I think this may even be harder to process since dogs are the best.
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My bestie, a black lab, died five days before Christmas. He’s been my best friend for ten years and my only friend for quite a few of those. To me, OP is the luckiest man in the world and I am so excited for both of them to experience a wonderful friendship. It’s always difficult, and you can’t replace your friend. There are lots and lots of other dogs that would love to be a part of your life, too. Hope you’re doing okay. It won’t be but it’ll be a great companion and you will end loving him/her a ton. It’s really rough having your dog pass away but if you’re a dog lover it shouldn’t keep you from getting another. I just got a new puppy a few months ago, about four years after our previous dog had passed away. She meant the world to me, and I thought I’d never been ready for another pet, but the responsibility and love involved with a new dog have done nothing but remind me of all the wonderful times I had with my previous pup. I really recommend it, but there’s no fault in waiting until you’re ready.
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You’re right it won’t. I am a veteran I say Merry Christmas god bless America I salute our flag and In God We Trust shirt. Does it have to be the same to be just as good? Or possibly even better? Refusing to let someone else into your life hurts you. My father was forced to accept a forever friend into his life by a breeder friend of his who liked how he treated her forever friend while she worked her day job. It gave me 10 years I would not have had if he hadn’t had her. I only lost him now due to cancer, not suicide. Thank you, Nikita. Sorry to hear your dog passed bro! Merry Christmas to you and your fam!