For the Firefighters
What makes the fire life the fire life? The firefighters! While the fire wives hold down the fort at home, the firefighters are out fighting fires, going on medical calls, sleeping sporadically, and missing their families back home. No one quite understands a firefighter’s life like another firefighter.
It doesn’t end at work.
Just because you leave the station, it doesn’t mean your work is done. Supporting your wife and family on little to no sleep takes a lot of strength. You may have to be a functional loving husband, dad, repairman, boss, employee at a second job, house cleaner, or any other position you take on away from the station. You are not only heroes at work, but heroes at home with your family as well.
You know what makes relationships so difficult? There can be a million and one reasons why one of you is "off" and two million and one chances for the partner to not notice. Was it something I said? Boy, that topic always sets us off! He sure is extra grumpy today....read more
There are a million and one reasons to dislike Valentine's Day. From the over inflated commercialism to the hurt from it not even being acknowledged (yes, us women can be difficult to decipher!) But if your marriage is struggling due to one spouse...read more
This may be the most important blog post you read this year. It's the bravest thing I've ever seen a firefighter do. It's about Mental illness. Some prefer to call Behavioral Health, but I like Mental Illness because it truly is an illness and we must see it that...read more
All credit for the Father's Day holiday this year goes to Hallmark. Who can say it better? I'm that girl who gets choked up reading the cards in the aisle at the grocery store. And the one who bawled her eyes out at all those Hallmark commercials (well, they were...read more
A picture post. Because they speak much louder than words. Rob, on my husband's crew, wrecks his 4-wheeler (riding with some of the fire family) and breaks his pelvis / hips / not exactly sure what cause "he's too stubborn to get back to the doctor" (His wife's...read more
If you have been following the journey of this firefighter committing to his marriage, career, and family by getting sober, you know how powerful his story is. If you need to catch up on the previous posts, read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. DAY 14 I think I know why...
If you have not read Part 1 of this powerful story, click here to catch up. Below is a story of one firefighter who took sobriety into his own hands for 21 days and documented his journey to a healthier firefighter, father, and husband. DAY 6 Duty Day. Normally this...
Be Honest. Be Real. It's the false bravado "I'm a bigger bad ass than anything this job can throw at me" mentality that's causing dudes to irresponsibly drink, leave their wives and kids or worse yet, eat a bullet. Talking about how you really feel doesn't make you...