I have just heard some news, which at the same time makes me very proud but also very scared. In the last twenty minutes I have gone through the whole gamut of emotions, elation, pride, fear, love, joy,sadness but love is the strongest.
My darling grandson Conor has been accepted to serve in The British Army. I am very proud of him, but I am also very worried for him. He is only 16, a baby who thinks he is a man. In the present political climate and the conflict in Afganistan and Iraq, is it any wonder I am in turmoil?
I am told he will not be sent to the front line until he is 21 to be honest that is not much of a comfort.
I love this boy so very much, he has brought such joy into our lives over the past 16 years.
I pray to God he keeps him safe, now and for always.
A Very Proud Grandma.