Thursday, October 1, 2009

Braggin on my hubby!

Almost two years ago (five days before Christmas) my husband's station responded to a house fire.  They were among the first into the blaze.   A man, covered in soot cried out "my grandson is still inside."  Tony ran back into the burning house, found the little boy and pulled him out.  {Warning: this doesn't have a happy ending}  Although the paramedics on scene tried their hardest, the poor little boy was pronounced pulse-less.

 I am so proud of him for going back into the fire, and tonight he and the other responders were recognized at an award ceremony, and given a special pin to wear on their Class-A uniforms for the remainder of their career.  I know it's part of the job, but I'm still so proud.  I'm so thankful for my husband, and all of the firefighters willing to risk their lives for ours on a daily basis.

{And just because Leila's eyes look so pretty!}

PS - this post was much more gushy and gave a lot more details, but my hubby said it was embarassing.  Oy!

10 comments:

Shea said...

So this totally made me teary. :) give Tony a high five for me. He's definitely one of the good ones.

Kelly Marie said...

congrats Tony! And thank you for being a hero :)

Steffens Family said...

I couldn't imagine. What a true hero your husband is.

Erica said...

Congratulations to Tony!!

Gina said...

Congratulations to your hero husband!

The Oliver Family said...

being a mom has turned me into an emotional basket case. i literally got tears reading this. i am SO grateful for people like tony. i can only hope if i (god-forbid) am ever in that type of situation, that i will have someone like tony there.

what an amazing hubby you have! so incredibly selfless. you should be so proud!

congrats tony!!!

Veronica said...

I didn't know your husband was a firefighter. My dad and my brother are too. My brother received an award similar to your husbands tonight. Congratulate him for me. We need more people like him in the world!

Rachel said...

Wow! You and Tony should be proud!

Lisa said...

What a wonderful night for your family and well deserved! I'm proud of Tony too!!

the thorntons said...

Congrats Tony! You have every right to gush and be proud!

 

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