Marriage Gratitude 22: Desert Seasons

by | Everyday, Firefighter Marriage


Without those desert seasons in life, I am not sure I would be as appreciative of the abundant ones.  

There are just some seasons of marriage where one of you are injured,  health is suffering, one of you are laid off or in between a new job where one spouse can’t provide in ways needed and provisions may seem scarce… but you make it through somehow.  You cut where you can and work with what you have, as a team. 

Don’t let the desert seasons get the best of you, stick together!

Think about the provisions provided for your family.  Whether it is a family of 2 or 12, marriage creates a larger family to provide for.  

Today we are thankful for both desert and the abundant season of life.

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Jessie -

Just a small town girl married to a firefighter since 2008, but she's so much more than a Fire Wife. She's been a member of the FirefighterWife family since 2012 and knows marriage takes a lot of work, even when it's in the best seasons.


  1. Salinas Bartel

    This post came at just the right time in life, even though it was posted months ago I just came across it today. I was injured and off work from 6/14 to 10/15 and finally able to be back at work w/my husband on the ambulance. I am an EMT-A and he is a FF/CC Paramedic. We met on the rig, fell in love at work and have been together for 4 years. Newlyweds even….. I returned to full time work in Jan of 2016, then in March we were rear ended on the ambulance. I have been taken off work again and I am frustrated. I feel broken….I needed to see this message today. Thank you. Thank you for leaving it up. Thank you for starting this community. Thank you for having the support. As soon as we are financially able I will become a full fledged member. For now I am just grateful.

    • Jessie -

      Things have a way of coming up just when they are needed most. I see that said so many times over and over. So blessed this reached you in a time of need and you were open to letting it penetrate your heart and mind 🙂 For now, be sure you’re using the free level membership if you aren’t signed up for that already. <3


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