Saturday, 5 January 2013

Joy Tinged with Fear and Sadness



This is my beautiful boy soldier Conor last night.  I love this boy more than life it's self. I have asked The Good Lord to keep him safe in mind, body and soul and to take me instead of him if it comes to it.  It is not just his physical well being I pray for it is his mental and spiritual well being that is so important also. He does read his Bible, he keeps my rosary with him and I hope these do give him faith, hope and strength at this time and in the future. 



This morning, one of my worst fears came looming at me when I read about a young soldier who survived a Taliban bombing, came home to his parents on live and took his own life at his parents home.

My heart is heavy right now

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2257217/Soldier-Robert-Griffiths-24-spoke-buzz-surviving-Afghanistan-bomb-blast-hanged.html



5 comments:

Carol Z said...

Beautiful picture of you and Conor. Many prayers for Robert Griffiths family.

Christine said...

I'm so sorry she...it's a big thing with american soldiers right now...suicides have outstripped combat fatalities. The number one thing is to get them to seek help when they come back whether they think they need it or not. Thank you and your grandson for your sacrifices.

Mevely317 said...

Please thank Conor for his sacrifice. I often wonder how little thanks and affection our heroes are shown on a daily basis ... not just on holidays.

Donna said...

Lovely picture of you and Conor .. You are in my prayers!

Sean Anderson said...

Beautiful picture. I can't imagine what you're going through. Prayers for strength, my friend. And thoughts and prayers with him. My best