These pictures are still shocking to me. 9-11-01 changed our country forever.

2993 people died in the terrorist attacks.

343 of those were fire fighters.

So today I want to honor my own fireman. I am sure he won't have to endure anything like 9-11-01, but he is willing.

Marcus works 24 hours on and 48 hours off. So this is his second home:

Last week Marcus's mom, our nephew and I went to go visit him at work.

For those of you that have never been in a fire station, here's a sneak peek:

Marcus and some of the guys at his station are on a swift water rescue team.

Here's their boat:

The most important room:

The firemen always cook big meals for themselves. My husband is a much better cook than I am, thanks to the fire station. They go to the grocery store every shift to get what they want for lunch and dinner. They all have to go together on the fire truck just in case they get called out to a fire or accident. They have had to leave their grocery cart in the middle of the aisle many times.

Have you ever seen a room full of recliners?

I'm proud of my husband and the guys he works with. I am happy they have comfy recliners to sit in when they get a break.

Thanks to all the fire fighters, police, and military for risking your lives to protect us. You are appreciated.


Denise said...

God Bless America. And your husband and his co-workers.

My dad was a fireman for 20 years, until a massive heart attack stopped him in his tracks.


Lori said...

Great post (Hi, I found your blog through someone, can't remember who now...)

amberdawn said...

Amen! You made me cry by the way. Tell Marcus thanks from us!

Jennie said...

Thank you so much for sharing. Tell your husband I said thank you, as well. I have seen a room like that full of recliners. My husband had a traumatic brain injury last year and if it weren't for the AMAZING paramedics that new what decisions to make and made them in a timely manner my husband would not be alive and well today. We did go visit these amazing mean at their station to thank them. Thank God for men willing to risk their lives for us!

Jennie said...

MEN not mean! :)

Rachel said...

Your post touched my heart! I would like to thank your husband and all of the other firemen that keep us safe!

Brooklynn said...

great post! Cute dress too!

the undomesticated wife said...


King Amy said...

great post...I am from Carrollton too! Glad to know we have great firemen!!

just curious...i have a few questions:
who pays for the groceries?
what do they do with left overs?
do they stay up all night?
or do they have 15 some odd beds that they all share (like the recliners)?

would love to hear more!! thanks for sharing and thanks to marcus for his service to our city/country/nation!!

Claire said...

Amen. Thank you for this glimpse.


Amy said...

The room with all the recliners was cracking me up! Their kitchen is NICE! I'm thinking the fire stations in Arkansas don't have kitchens like that! :) Love your blog and you looked really cute with your husband in front of the firetruck! :)

LemonyRenee' said...

Leaving a belated thanks to your husband for his service and to you for sharing him with us.