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  • 08/02/2002
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Hello everyone.

I was listening to an old CD on the way to work today, while hoping to hear
from my SO as he is supposed to be reassigned. Stand by your man, by Tammy
Wynette was on that CD. The more I listened to it, the more I realized that I
hadn’t really paid attention to the lyrics before. They really echo the
things that have been said on here lately about dealing with the separation from
our husbands, boyfriends, family, and anyone else for that matter, while they
are out fighting fire.

“Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman
Giving all your love to just one man
You’ll have bad times, and he’ll have good times
Doin’ things that you don’t understand
But if you love him, you’ll forgive him
Even though he’s hard to understand
And if you love him, oh be proud of him
‘Cause after all he’s just a man.
Stand by your man, give him two arms to cling to
And something warm to come to
When nights are cold and lonely.”

I thought that this might appeal to the others out there who are fairly new to
the fire thing.

Talk to you all soon,

Tonya, I like to turn that song around too and I substitute the words to make it “stand by your woman”. I think Tammy Wynette would agree…

In relationship the support cuts both ways, often at different times, but clearly a “give and take”. In my relationship sometimes my partner is the one going and changing and moving, sometimes it’s me. The strength of what we have is in the freedom to grow, knowing someone is watching your back. My spouse is one of the greatest anonymous friends to fire ever known – by offering me support and encouragement as I do my fire service job.


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