When You Didn't Get What You Wanted

Iraq, 2009. Training for Ranger School. I knew the next training reps were going to be rough on the lower back.

I was about half way through when I paused for a moment and said a prayer, "Lord please give me strength to finish this, and please hold my lower back together."

About thirty seconds later, I felt as if my lower back exploded inside. The burning pain that I immediately felt engulf my entire lower back was so intense I wondered if I would ever be able to walk again.....

.....to be continued.