My heart goes out to the families of the six soldiers who died yesterday. It is the most desperately sad news and a cruel reminder of the sacrifices our forces continue to make in Afghanistan. Such a tragic lose of life brings all of this back into sharp focus. And while our resolve might waver again back home, I know, from many conversations with my husband, that this isn't an option for the troops out there. They have to pick up and keep going. Often losing friends makes them more determined to do the job. How they deal with the grief is beyond me.
I keep thinking about the wives, partners and parents getting that knock on the door that makes their world fall apart. And telling the children. I can't imagine.
They are in my thoughts and prayers.