I met my hero at an air show in Idaho. I was struggling through the end of a serious relationship with a man I loved, who was secretly addicted to pain killers. I had lost love for myself and my confidence level was at an all time low. I had lost myself.
I met Joshua and we instantly became friends. We continued to stay in touch the weeks following the the air show. Joshua was becoming a "rock" in my life and a friend I confided in and trusted immensely. He became my best friend.
It was a warm September morning and I phoned Joshua full of tears and distress. You see, I was in an abusive relationship. Not physical, but one full of lies, betrayal and mental head games. I felt like I was trapped and that I could not leave. I felt I had no where to go and no one I could trust and count on.
My hero changed all that.
It is now six months later and I am the healthiest and happiest I have ever been. I am a good person who loves herself again and who loves being a mom of a beautiful 4 year old boy. My hero opened up his home to us; a safe haven for my son and I to go where we would be protected. Joshua sacrificed quite a bit, he is a handsome bachelor, successful in work and definitely not accustomed to having a toddler around. My hero has been deployed to Afghanistan 4 times, works full time in federal law enforcement and active in the air force reserves. I am very fortunate to have met Joshua. The day I met him, I thought him to be a hero for our country and a person I admired. Today, I am thankful for this heroic man saving my life. Knights in shining armor really do still exist! I love you forever Joshua.
Submitted by Anonymous
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