Title>Still Waters Run Deep

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Well another Canadian soldier was killed in Afghanistan today. Senseless. Captain Nichola Goddard is the first Canadian female soldier to be killed in Afghanistan and I think it’s such a shame that we have to be over there fighting someone else’s war and getting our troops killed, really for no reason. I feel sorry for her family who must be devastated, although in some ways, it was her choice to be in that situation and I guess she must have known that being a soldier is pretty risky work. It’s a shame that it was right after Mother’s Day too, that must make it even worse for her Mom. I thought about my Mom on Mother’s Day but sometimes it just makes me angry and bitter so I tried not to think about her too much before I got upset.

I do think that if you are going to do a dangerous job you have to be prepared to accept the consequences, we all make choices in life that sometimes have bad consequences but I think it’s how you deal with things that go wrong that determines how successful you are. Take me for example, I chose to live this way, more so in the past so that we could have some peace and quiet away from prying eyes and judgmental people. I choose to continue this lifestyle because I know what people would say about Bob and I can’t bear to hear those things about him.

I’ve been in touch with a couple of women who have also fallen in love with convicted men. One woman is married to a man on death row and another woman married a serial killer while he was in jail. I don’t think I would like to be in either of those women’s shoes but I really think that you can’t always control when you fall in love or who with and you just do the best that you can to be supportive and strong and non-judgmental. I don’t think anyone is truly evil and most people have a story to tell about how they made the mistake that landed them in jail but I do think that everyone deserves to be loved.

I’m lucky in that I enjoy my own company and tend to fill my days pottering around the house and garden and going running. I seem to spend more and more time on the internet these days too but there are so many cool sites out there and I’m starting to chat with a couple of people regularly. I just love getting emails from people who have read my blog, I have even had a couple of emails from one guy who seems really nice (you know who you are :-) so we’ll see. He’s in Nebraska though so it’s unlikely that anything will happen but you never know.

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