Today i opened the newspaper i get delivered once a week... a wee freebie that i normally dont read just skim thru it and put it out for recycling.
On the front cover is a request for helping our Soldiers.
These people whatever your political feelings on the war in Afghanistan are working in the most dangerous places doing the most dangerous job known to man. They do this for poor wages and for a public that wants to support them but struggles with the values of a war that isnt really our fight.
I have great respect for these men and women. Yes women are soldiers and fight frontline just like the men. There is nothing there but sand, sand and more sand and vast amounts of hostility.
They are doing a job that risks their life and limbs and they dont have the equipment needed to do their job... we never see them go on strike over pay and conditions. THey just get on with the job they signed up to do. Protecting us from bad people and protecting the locals too.
Soldiers put up hospitals, build schools, sort out water supplies to some very poor areas that maybe never had the resources to provide for themselves.
They bring in medical supplies to some poor people who live in terrible conditions and they do it all with humour and smiles.
I have decided that today i will drag myself out of thet depression i have been in for a while now and provide a smile for wounded soldiers. Can you imagine being unwell in hospital and you lie there enduring your treatment, you cant have visitors and the hospital are under extreme pressure due to facilities and outside factors.
what is making a few cards that will take me a few days, in comparison to that, which they provide.
Any other card makers.... PLEASE go to this website Support our Squaddies
If you cant make cards is there something else you can help with? can your playgroup draw pictures? can you take photos of local areas to remind them that they are coming home to something nice....