Is there anyone in the UK who isn't appalled by the attack on a British soldier, on UK soil, close to his barracks in London??? This news has shocked and upset me greatly, not least because the soldier's wife is also a Yorkshire lass and my heart goes out to her. I have been reeling since the story broke earlier in the week as, I am sure, have many other people who are also acquainted with British soldiers.
I have three very dear friends who are soldiers of the Black Watch. If you read my blog a few posts ago you will be aware that I once left a love note on a rowing boat that belongs to my soldier, to remind him of our time together. It is this soldier; plus his son and his son's best friend, who I am so afraid for right now as they are are all serving soldiers of the British Army and even though I have not seen them for some time they are still nonetheless, my true friends. Although I have cast protection spells for my three soldier boys, in the past and in the present, I had thought that all British soldiers were safe enough when they were based at UK barracks. Now I am not so sure and I am frightened for them. I will continue to cast for their protection of course, but it is difficult knowing that a soldier can be targeted on home ground.
I love my boys. They are all very brave; constant and true. They go where the troubles are so that they can make things better for the ordinary people who are caught up in war and difficult circumstances. I am very proud of them. They are and always will be very dear to my heart. They are an inspiration to me and they have taught me more than they know. I can defend myself against an attacker thanks to my soldier taking the time to train me and to pass on his knowledge. I carried a symbol of their Clan with me (and a symbol of my doctor friend too) to my stepfather's funeral back in October to glean a little of their strength for myself during a difficult time. I am empowered by thoughts of my three boys on a daily basis. Fond memories of my three soldier friends inspire me each and every day. I just hope they know how much they still mean to me.
Friends are like stars; you don't have to see them to know that they are there. I am there for my soldiers. I am watching their backs on a cosmic level. I am doing all that I can to protect them and keep them safe. And I will continue to do so. I am constant and true to my three heroes. Protected and Blessed Be, my friends. Stay safe.