whiskeydrinking-operating:

This is Chester. When I was in Afghanistan I got a care package from one of those “Adopt a Soldier” programs that lets families send care packages to service men and women who are deployed overseas. Anyway, I got this care package, and it came with the usual stuff: Baby wipes, crackers, peanut butter, the Dad threw in a pack of cigarettes, and there was some jerky. But there was also a little beanie baby gold fish and a hand written note from a 7 year old girl that said  “Dear Soldier, (I wasn’t even mad) I hope you are doing well. I’m sorry you have to miss thanksgiving with your family. This is my friend Chester. He keeps me safe from monsters, but I think you need him more than I do. I hope he keeps you safe from the monsters you’re fighting. Take good care of him for me”.
You bet your ass that little fish was in my pocket every time I went on patrol.

whiskeydrinking-operating:

This is Chester. When I was in Afghanistan I got a care package from one of those “Adopt a Soldier” programs that lets families send care packages to service men and women who are deployed overseas. Anyway, I got this care package, and it came with the usual stuff: Baby wipes, crackers, peanut butter, the Dad threw in a pack of cigarettes, and there was some jerky. But there was also a little beanie baby gold fish and a hand written note from a 7 year old girl that said
“Dear Soldier, (I wasn’t even mad)
I hope you are doing well. I’m sorry you have to miss thanksgiving with your family. This is my friend Chester. He keeps me safe from monsters, but I think you need him more than I do. I hope he keeps you safe from the monsters you’re fighting. Take good care of him for me”.

You bet your ass that little fish was in my pocket every time I went on patrol.

oh-teen-posts:

Want more personal/relatable?
forgottenfeeelings:

but you’re not here..

forgottenfeeelings:

but you’re not here..

I love the man I am with. But I don’t if its really the relationship I love. I think its the part of not being alone. I have lost so many people close together . those were the people I was closest to now I feel if there’s not someone there to see me , love me , and hold me I would feel alone and empty , like there is a void in my heart. I guess having a relationship distracts me from the pain that’s growing like a storm inside of me and keeps me from hurting myself. That’s until the pain gets to much and the voice telling me to do it wins.

wilson-d:

The urge is strong.

When to start again it’s hard to stop. It becomes an addiction.

wilson-d:

The urge is strong.

When to start again it’s hard to stop. It becomes an addiction.