Close calls. 

They can happen to anyone, at any time, in any place.  Firefighters are dispatched to calls with all sorts of possible dangers and spouses spend so much time alone, things can feel scary.  We have to be thankful for those almost moments where life could have been changed drastically in a moment.  No matter if it was a too close for comfort incident on the fire ground or if your spouse was in a near accident or situation that could have been dangerous.  As a women who often travels solo, I can think of a few times that could have ended up with an ending no one wants, BUT they didn’t.  So much thanks for those moments that are just “almosts”.

Today I am thankful for those close calls that were only that.  I am grateful for the strength we have as a couple to stand strong during these scary moments, finding true gratitude and moving on standing tall.

Coming Together in Times of Crisis

I’m sure a lot of spouses reading this and even a few firefighters can say that they have been on the receiving end of that scary text that starts out with… “I’m ok but…….”. Many of us have gotten those texts.  So many emotions that can linger and fester if you do not address them.  You have to know you aren’t alone.  There are so many of us who have gone through the motions from very minor to near death experiences.

05FireTraining9-MLook into one of the many 24-7 Commitment Communities.  They offer support, encouragement, tools and resources and the best part about it is the memberships begin at a FREE Level membership up to higher Supporting Levels for those who just enjoy more benefits..  The Fire Wife Sisterhood for women married to or dating a firefighter and The Honor Guard for men devoted to their spouse.

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Jessie -

A small town girl from Southwest Georgia who happens to value your marriage as much as she does her own. She is married to a firefighter who was a volunteer for several years, then transitioned into a career fireman the same month they married in 2008, and he is now a Captain at his full-time Department. They have two daughters, have been in the FFW family since 2012 and know marriage takes a lot of work, even when it's in the best seasons.