the woman behind me in my PSY250 class

I don't know your name.

But you gave me a glimpse into your life today...

45 years old,
raised in the foster care system,
stranger to her birth mom,
adopted at age 11,
abuse and addiction history,
sent into two war zones,
mother of two children--
-one in the army, one a marine-
one who attempted suicide three years ago
and one who attempted a week ago--
sufferer of PTSD due to your multiple tours
mother who loves unconditionally,
speaker of truth,
believer in Christ.

thank you.

thank you for your service,

thank you for your courage,

thank you for giving us up in Poling 304: "Marriage And Family" a little glimpse of your life.

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