Yep, so I’m just living the life of a Fire Wife over here … 24 on/24 off, and when they’re home, being super supportive of how they choose to unwind. 😂
To those completely unfamiliar with the firefighter’s way of life, our schedules, family dynamics, and sense of humor may lead to the proverbial eye roll. Our lives may seem full of excuses and well, a less than desirable happily ever after. (And trust me, it’s not for the faint of heart.) The missed birthdays, holidays, weekends, never having a normal routine, kids going to school without their teeth brushed because you just completely forgot, and knowing that inevitably if something is going to break, it’s going to break when your firefighter is on duty, so you’d better learn to just fix it yourself!
But with all that said, this is who we are, and this is what we do. When one of the guys on duty at the station sends a video of himself flipping a water bottle, making it stand back up again, a supportive fire wife proudly joins in as her husband sends a video back showing off his own skills!
Why? Because we’re all family.
We love hard. We laugh. We live while we can, and make the most of the time we have.
Many say that blood is thicker than water, but I’ve enjoyed being able to experience the bond that only comes with the firefighter’s brotherhood. This is the life of a firefighter’s wife.