Discuss Lack of sense and compassion. in Charities and Welfare on The Army Rumour Service; A big "well done" to Moody in particular.....
I exchanged a couple of PMs with Soldiers Mum who has remained very dignified during what must be the most awful time. She will not be expecting ...
I exchanged a couple of PMs with Soldiers Mum who has remained very dignified during what must be the most awful time. She will not be expecting this but hopefully it will show her that there are many of us on her side.
Well, I am not usually speechless but at this moment I am. I am so touched and shocked by everyones kindness. You have all restored my faith in my fellow human beings. All that I seem to have done for the last few months is battle and this kindness has stopped me in my tracks!!
I would like to say a big thank you to Moodybitch (I feel dreadful calling you that, but don't want to spoil your credibility) and to absolutely everybody else for donating and for taking the time out to care. I also can't believe how quickly you made it happen - in less than 24 hours.
I only started out wanting to have a good old bitch and moan about the insensitivity of it, but I've been stopped in my tracks well and truly.
Without wanting to keep repeating myself THANKS each and everyone of you, it means a lot to me, more than you can imagine.
Apparently some moderators take themselves very, very seriously, and cannot abide posts such as:
"If however you offer to moderate you may be a sanctimonious, unfunny pissflap to your heart's content."
Soldiers Mum, for the first time ever I have just come on here and had a tear in my eye with no hearty laugh to accompany it.
Don't give up fighting whatever you do, you are obviously a strong lady and a BIG motivating factor in your son beeing the kind of man who wanted to be a soldier. Take a breather, take a rest, be good to yourself, but don't give up.
You got the news that we all dread, you have been through the darkest moments possible. But without each one of us standing up for what is rightful treatment during a loss so large, we just go on to let another family suffer in the same way. It's not us families who sign up but it us who are left to clear up and hopefully instigate change. Without feeling like you have AT LEAST been heard by the faceless morons who "make policy" you will carry the anger of this disgraceful treatment with you.
Good luck to you Soldiers Mum and be proud of being able to call yourself that. Every time another family hears of a loss we feel it for a moment too, that will never stop as long as there are men like your son and families like us, a concept the cold hearted imbiciles in their ivory towers find difficult to understand.
I hope you find your peace soon. Your in our thoughts.
It was suggested to me recently that I should update all the kind people on this site who contributed and paid for the slate wall plaque. Well it has taken longer than anticipated, but the plaque is now in place in the walled garden of remembrance.
I went there yesterday afternoon and I am very pleased with it.