Where does the time go ? there does not seem enough time to do all the things i want to do ...lol...
My eldest brother Michael rang me this evening to tell me he is being presented with a medal by the Duchess of Cornwall this coming Friday in Portsmouth. It will be for his services during the war in Afghanistan. Michael is in his early fifties, lives with his family in Germany and works for a civilian welfare company for the armed forces, this time last year he was packing his bags ready for a three month posting. I was somewhat shocked to learn of his posting, a man of his age, a civilian, being sent to a country at war. I tried to imagine how i would feel if someone told me i had to travel thousands of miles away from home to defend my country. Panic.......yes i think i would have feelings of panic, afterall like my brother i am not a soldier, i have not been trained in combat or ever said i wish to defend my country. So ok, his job does involve him in the welfare of servicemen, but that is in his own country where it is safe.
I am very proud of him and i am glad he is being recognised for his services while in Afghanistan as all serving soldiers are. Well done Mike, i'm sure this has been an experience you will never forget.
Speaky soon :o)