An aftershock is a smaller earthquake that occurs after a previous large earthquake, in the same area of the main shock.

If an aftershock is larger than the main shock, the aftershock is redesignated as the main shock and the original main shock is redesignated as a foreshock. -

I can rightly say that my life has had many aftershocks. Each event further shook my foundations. While for the sake of brevity and clarity I will not include every possible event. I would say my first shock was the death of my father while I was deployed. This event would not have been as devastating except I was also on a deployment where death was becoming more and more common.

These shocks continued to ripple through my life and in an attempt to secure my foundations I would drink.

I would drink alcohol as much as possible. This only made things worse since with drunkenness comes fights. Add three more deployments into the mix a marriage and subsequent divorce due to her infidelity and you have the recipe for disaster. Alcoholism, depression, poor mourning skills plus a high risk, high output, high stress environment I hit the wall. Only through the grace of God did I get brought to the realization that I could not continue in this direction. Each shock was worse then the one before.

The only way to calm the shakes was to find peace, and who is the Author of Peace?


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