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The Life of a Firefighter
My husband is a firefighter and a paramedic. He is a hero.
He sees people at their worst, tired, desperate and in need of help. He is a friendly face amongst the smoke, fire and ashes. He is the helping hand for an elderly woman that can no longer care for herself. He provides a shoulder to lean on when death and destruction have ravaged a home.
My husband is a firefighter. He brings calm to the chaos of life.
My husband is an amazing man. He is a hands on daddy and an attentive husband. He has been my hero since the moment I met him.
I am proud to be the wife of a fireman and to share with you the true life of a firefighter.
Photos by Gina Birdsong
Lord Give My Husband Strength To Do His Job and Please Bring Him Home Safe.
photo by Mathew Waller courtesy of the San Angelo Standard Times
The Sacrifices of a Firefighter
My husband leaves our home each morning unsure of what the day will bring. He kisses each one of our children. He will be gone before they wake. I open my eyes and watch him gather his things. We won't see him for 24 hours. I silently say a prayer and ask God to bring him home safe.
Are You On The Box Today?
The Wife of a Firefighter
The phone rings and I know it is my husband. He is tired I can hear it in his voice. I ask if he is on the ambulance or the fire truck today. He spares me the details of all the emergency calls that evening. He knows I want to tell him about the baby walking along the furniture and the pictures the girls made for him. He is only across town but his thoughts are miles away. Could he have saved that life, did he make the right decisions, would he make the same choices again?
The bells ring and we quickly get off the phone.
The baby is crying I don't have time to think of where he is going.
Marrying a Fireman
This memoir was written by Susan Farren. She is the wife of a fireman that suffered a terrible accident on the job. She speaks on the behalf of all the spouses that take care of the household while their loved one protect and serve.
I love that Susan addresses the stresses of making the transition from career woman to stay at home mom. I was a military firefighter. I have struggled many days with my new status as a fireman’s wife and stay at home mom. This story captures the life of a firefighter family and the struggles of being married to a hero.
The Home of a Firefighter
My husband slips in the door at 7:00 in the morning. Everyone is still asleep. He barely has time to slip off his blood stained boots before our children start to wake up. They want every moment of his time and his full attention. They have missed him so much. Little is said about the women he helped off the bathroom floor or the baby he watched slip off to heaven. The conversation over breakfast is about grocery shopping, plans for dinner and utility bills. The life of a firefighter is about letting go of the ugly and being able to appreciate the beauty of life.
I know sometimes he is tormented by lost souls. They tug at his mind and his spirit but he has to set those thoughts aside so that he can do his job another day. My husband is a firefighter and a paramedic. He is a hero.
Our Daddy is a Hero
The Children of A Firefighter
Our children will tell you that daddy sleeps and exercises at work. It will be many years before they completely understand what my husband does for a living.
He is their hero because he reads bedtime stories, makes them laugh and gives great piggy back rides.
He is our hero because he is an amazing father and husband.
I'm Going To Be a Firefighter Like My Daddy
The Son of a Firefighter
My son is the spitting image of his father. They have the same eyes and the same infectious laugh that occupies an entire room.
He is built like a tiny fireman.
My husband buys him toy fire trucks and firefighter T-shirts. He jokes that my son was born ready to wear bunker gear and ride a fire truck. My heart wants him to be something else. I am his mother and I know a firefighter's life is hard but I will be proud if he chooses to follow in his father's footsteps.
I will be honored to be the wife and the mother of a firefighter.
My husband runs into burning building. He has the knowledge and ability to bring a man back from the grips of death but it is his love of life that makes him a hero.
He believes there is more good than evil in the world. He believes in America and the future of our children.
He believes in me.
Merry Christmas Michael I love you!
Dedicated To The Firefighter Community
- Fireman's Wife's Prayer
A prayer from the wife of a fireman that does not make it home for dinner.
- Prayers and Poems Dedicated To Firefighters
A collection of beautiful poems about firefighters.
- A Firefighter Wife's Prayer
A prayer for the protection of a husband firefighter.
- A Firefighter's Son
Some very moving poems written about children of firefighters. This website also includes my favorite firefighter poem, Daddy's Day at school. It is a poem about a little girl that speaks about her recently deceased father who lost his life in a fir
The Simple Life of a Firefighter
My husband and I met while serving as firefighters in the Army. We recently celebrated our twelfth wedding anniversary. We have been blessed with extraordinary lives. Read more about our ten years in the military, three years overseas, or the shock of having twin girls.
We are now settled down in west Texas and enjoy the simple things in life with our three children.
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