Friday, July 06, 2007

Today, the last name of the 6 soldiers who died serving their Country was released. I thought that With Canada's day just past, I would take a moment to honour those men and women who have died serving their Country. My heart is with all those who have lost loved ones, both in Canada and the United States. This image represents the fallen soldiers.
This picture is of my Husband as he served in Afghanistan. To say that I am proud of him goes without saying. I am proud that my husband serves his Country. I am proud that my husband puts his life on the line so that others will remain safe at home. I believe that what my husband does is necessary, for without his sacrifice and the sacrifice of all our soldiers, the war on terror could very well come to our doorstep. Without his work the people in these Country's would be forced to forever live under a yoke of oppression and terror, and don't kid yourself, never is it all right to stand by while people are being murdered and terrorized.
Afghanistan was once a beautiful land and in its people, that beauty can be seen. Their faces are often filled with pain, both spiritual and bodily. For those people who want only to live without fear, who want to raise their family in safety with the same benefits that we raise ours in......It is for them that we of NATO re-build.
So that their children can grow up never knowing what it is to be hungry, illiterate or poor, it is for them that we re-build.
So that they can worship a true form of their religion, instead of the Twisted hypocrisy that radicals spout, it is for that, that we fight. For all this and so that our children never experience these things.

I was outraged that at the death of our soldiers, The Opposition ( NDP) rose up and demanded that we pull out our soldiers, that we tell NATO that we will not renew our combat commitment, and finally that we should initiate peace talks with the Taliban! Is the man insane? If he is so eager to negotiate with an enemy that has no concept of peace, then I say may he be the one to lead it with everyone far behind. Thank the Lord we have a Prime Minister who is willing to stick to his guns. May his position be strengthened, and may he forever make wise decisions. Hopefully one day people will realize that all good things come at a price.


7 comments:

MARION said...

Hi, greetings from Buenos Aires, in the south of the world.
Nice pitures, nice blog...
Mariano > art

Leslie Miller said...

Here, here!

Laura said...

Well Said!!!! Thank you for stating it!! Thanks for the pictures.

Libby Hickson aka stampinlibby said...

These are fantastic photos Sophia, and a very moving post.

Stampernmore said...

Thank you for your pictures and for your support in keeping Canada, the US and the rest of the world safe. Being a military wife is a sacrifice, and that is very appreciated.

jeannine said...

I couldn't agree more with what you said. It's a shame there aren't more who realize the importance of what your husband and people like him do every single day while we all sit safely at home with our families living the freedoms that not everyone else in this world get to partake in. Thank you for your pictures and support of troops everywhere fighting to make this world a safer place for all children everywhere!

Karen (aka Karen Stamps! on scs) said...

Very well said. Thank you for your post. I must add my gratitude to families and loved ones of our Canadian Forces. You and all the others must do without your loved ones while they serve our country in the face of danger, hardship, and suffering. It's not an easy life for a military family but your role to play in the welfare of our Forces is perhaps the most important to their success.
Best wishes,
Karen