The 3rd in the Porter Family series follows Jake and Lyndie’s story. They were best friends as kids, but her dad got a job in California and moved the family around middle school. Life has taken its toll on both of them in the intervening two decades. She’s been following her dream of training Thoroughbred horses while he experienced the loss of a lifetime during his time as a Marine.
I’m always glad to see books explore PTSD, especially from the wars of the past two decades. So many young men have sacrificed everything to serve our country and defend our freedom only to come home physically okay, but mentally wounded. PTSD might not be visible, but that doesn’t mean it’s not real and doesn’t have real consequences.
We’ve experienced this first hand in my extended family. I’m glad Becky Wade addressed it; however, I wish she’d include a lot more therapy to go along with the life changing power of the Lord. Both are good and necessary … we could all use a little more help with our mental health … and a reduction in the stigma of “seeing a therapist because you’re broken” would be a great marker of the next decade. None of us are perfect and whole and healed … we all need someone to talk to and a God to rely on. Let’s support each other in getting the help we need.