My name is Donahue Davidson and I bring to you gifts of Love:
Compassion, Inspiration, and Words of Encouragement
Our blog is a place where members of our veteran family/community can share stories of their journey.
Here you will also find powerful reflections that will challenge, inspire and motivate you,
and most importantly encourage you to grow mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Launched in 2016 as a community for disabled veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),
all other veterans, and their supporting family and friends.
This site is a place for the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice to serve
and are still serving our great country, and their supporting friends and family members.
In this BlogSpot you can expect an encouraging community of supportive veterans and veteran supporters.
This community of support offers motivation, inspiration, direction, resources, and the opportunity
to connect with other veterans especially for those who are living/struggling with PTSD
for insights on how to deal with your current situation.
I am very passionate about helping people in whatever ways I possibly can even if it’s just a word of encouragement.
Though, I am still learning how to build myself up and live an abundant life while living with PTSD,
I would love to share things of my journey that I have already overcome along with other things as I discover them.
I am a Husband, Father, Service Connected Disabled Veteran, and the Founder/Creator of ConnectingWithVeterans.com.
I am also a service connected disabled veteran who suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
However, I had sought for help in the early years after I left the war zone in the Middle East
but the help was unsuccessful so I gave up.
But after suffering from PTSD symptoms for over 10 years; living with depression, anxiety, anger,
and sleepless nights just to name a few, I was talking to a fellow veteran about my problems
who listened attentively and then gave me some helpful and encouraging advice.
I honestly was afraid at this point to get help because I did not want to be labeled as crazy
or someone with a mental disorder but it was easier for me to talk to a fellow veteran
because of similar journey rather than someone else.
So after complaining about issues I was facing in my personal and social life he told me that I am suffering from PTSD
(as I already knew, lol) and I must seek help immediately.
And it was there and then when that individual encouraged me to take back my life,
share some of his PTSD journey stories, and connect me to the proper resources, when I decided to step up and take action.
In between my time of getting help I was in school finishing up my BBA
and sharing information with other veterans and families and friends of veterans as I meet them.
However, I stayed connected to positive help and encouragement and that was when it donned on me
about sharing information and helping other veterans and anyone
who need help (even if it’s just someone to talk to) on a broader scale.
So now Here I am.
I decided to create this blog in an effort to share a word of encouragement,
Inspiration, and any information that I can use to help fellow veterans or anyone who need some inspiration.
However, after creating a game plan of how I would approach this journey,
I then started to learn web design and then build my own website from scratch.
So come one come all and feel free to join me on this journey at connectingwithveterans.com,
Thank you and we love you…