November 10, 2010

My Hero

My husband saves lives almost every day as a firefighter. To him, it’s a job. It’s a job he loves, but a job nonetheless. Sometimes, no matter how hard the guys try, they can’t save everyone. Just recently, a girl was pinned inside her car on the side of the interstate after being hit by a drunk driver. She was talking and didn’t seem to be in a lot of pain. The firemen cut her out only to see her take her last breath immediately after. She was only 21. To hear my husband share stories like these is heartbreaking. Heartbreaking and beautiful… because he works hard to save the lives of people he doesn’t know. And for that, I am thankful.

36 comments:

Scrappy Girl said...

Love this post. I love hearing stories from Dr. Hubby about his special moments with patients.

Shorty said...

Please tell your husband that his service is immeasurable and THANK YOU. It takes such courage to choose that line of work and to stick with it. We need more heros like him in our world.

Erin said...

I am thankful too. And please know that I often pray for our nation's first responders that they may have courage, strength and peace of mind.

:-)

Erin said...

I am thankful too. And please know that I often pray for our nation's first responders that they may have courage, strength and peace of mind.

:-)

Mighty M said...

I am grateful for our everyday heroes too....such a sad story. I am glad she was not alone in her last moments.

Rachel McPhillips said...

We are all thankful for what people like him do.

Ashley said...

What an amazing person your husband is, it takes a courageous person to do what he does.

Lisa said...

My husband is a policeman so I know exactly where you are coming from. We are coming up on the year anniversary of one of his co-workers and our friend being killed in the line of duty on a "routine" traffic stop and left behind a wife and 2 babies (they were 10 months and 23 months). I am thankful for everyday firefighters and policemen put on their uniforms.

Cathy said...

This is beautiful. Many thanks to your husband for doing his "job", we all know it is so much more than that.

MiMi said...

What a beautiful post, friend.
I'm so thankful for complete strangers who are so selfless that they do this kind of emotionally and physically draining job for us.

Simone said...

What a beautifully written post....I am always full of admiration for firefighters (or firemen as we call them over here)....you must be so proud of him :)

Dana said...

My hubby is a firefighter also, so I know how you feel! He is also my hero. I am thankful everyday for all the 1st responders. Their job is not easy.

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

Oh my goodness, that gave me chills.

Christina said...

It must be so heartbreaking and rewarding at the same time. You snagged yourself a good one! We are all so thankful for what he does.

P.S. I left you a blog award: http://cpoplife.blogspot.com/2010/11/blog-award.html

Krista said...

What amazes me with my husband is that they have to deal with this on a daily basis, but they deal with it unbelieveably well. What bothers me is when my husband is seriously affected by an accident. It has only happened a few times in his career, but when it does happen, you know it had to be bad.

Blondie said...

Great post! Have a great Wednesday honey! Kori xoxo

jennykate77 said...

A HUGE THANK YOU to your hero of a husband...and to all of the other men and women who risk their lives saving others. He is definitely something to be thankful for.

Nikki said...

It must be so heartbreaking and rewarding at the same time. Thank you to your husband and to all of the nation's wonderful firefighters. They are our HERO'S!

aims said...

this was beautiful!! my husband too did this job for many years and i heard so many stories and saw him go through so many debriefings of such horrible things. my heart goes out to your husband, mine and all the others to do that job.

A Real Housewife said...

so thankful for brave men and women like your husband!

Kari said...

A wonderful post! I'm also married to a firefighter so I can really identify with this. Here's to thanking our guys and praying that they always stay safe on the job.

Ian said...

I could read something like this each day.

I live next to a husband who's an EMT and a ER Nurse. I hear stories like this all the time. The good and the bad.

Your husband is truly a hero

Val - Firefighter Wife said...

I'm thankful every time I hear of another firefighter/police/first responder that has a spouse they can come home and debrief with. It's the days that I don't hear about what happened that I worry the most for his emotional wellbeing.

Kelly said...

It amazes me what our heroes do on a daily basis and they really don't realize the impact their actions have. My husband cares so much for his patients - they are always on his mind and i'm sure they don't know it.

Christine said...

Oh this is heartbreaking. Your husband and his fellow firefighters, the local/state police, and all of our soldiers (here and overseas) are my heroes. It takes very brave souls to be who they are everyday.

Tara said...

what an awesome hubby you have! a hero, for sure!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I got goosebumps reading this. What a great man - all of the firefighters are amazing people. Thanks to them for their incredible service :)

Kristin said...

Thank your hubs for all of us. We're lucky that brave people like him exist!

The Random Blogette said...

Thank you to your husband for being the hero that everyone needs! It is a brave man that can undertake such an emotionally taxing job. Hopefully he has more happy moments than sad!

Adrienne said...

I just found your blog today through Fabulous (past not included). I, too, am a firefighter's wife. It has its ups and downs, doesn't it? I especially hate the worrying part, but love that he is a hero to so many, not just me.

MommaKiss said...

21. much too young. Thank you to your husband for all that he does.

Impulsive Addict said...

Coming from a long line of firefighting men in my fam, I can appreciate just how awesome they are! Tell your hubs THANK YOU from a complete blogger stranger.

I hate drunk drivers. They rank down there with scum of the earth and Lindsey Lohan.

Date Girl said...

I'm so thankful for our firemen and our police officers. They do so much, risk their own lives for people they don't know. Your husband really is a hero!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

I'm thankful everyday for men and women like your husband that do all that he does. I would never have the courage to do all that the firefighters do. So give him a big hug for all of us!!!

Shelley said...

I don't know how you handle even hearing stories like that on a daily basis. I choked up just reading that! Tell your husband thank you for me!

Clemson Girl said...

Wow...just wow