As I am writing this post, I have my FF's wedding ring on my thumb. I pray that I always have the chance to hand it back to him as he gets off shift. It makes it easier for some reason if I just keep it with me. For those wives and families who do not have that opportunity, please know you are not alone. We have lost 61 firefighters this year. It seems like every time we turn around, there is another LODD. The number blows my mind, seeing as we are only half way through 2013.
Say a prayer, send your healing thoughts to these families. Hug your FF tight when that door opens after shift. Days like today make it all the sweeter that they are home with us.
Fireman, know that we are so proud of you and love you very much. I know this is a crazy week - we can't for you to come home to us.
To the families and department of the "Granite Mountain Hotshots", our love, thoughts and prayers are with you.