Monday, 17 September 2012

This young man is today in transit to Afghanistan on a six month deployment. He is my grandson and I know I won't rest until he comes home. So I have made a pact with myself. If Conor can serve in a war zone, I can work at getting myself sorted, physically, mentally, emotionally.

I know I have tried before, but I have never had a grandson at war before.  So this time will be different. When I am wanting to give up I will have his picture in front of me and that will spur me on.

I am doing this for ME, no one else, I don't care if anyone else is interested. This is me keeping strong for my daughter her family and her son.


PJ Geek said...

bless you, your family, and Conor.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Sheilagh. I am a mother of sons. My younger son, who is now 36 years old, joined the army right out of high school, at the age of 18. He wanted to be a paratrooper.

I told him I'd buy him a car if he didn't go. He went anyway.

He got to jump out of airplanes--I was barely able to take a deep breath until he came back home.

There was no Afghanistan back then and I was still beside myself.

I will definitely be praying for him, and you.


Donna said...

Thinking of and praying for you, your family and Conor!