I have read through all of the “relationship” talk, and honestly I have to say that when getting involved with a firefighter, you have to know what you are in for. Someone needs to set you down and explain it all.
When I married my FF he was a Marine. And I was well trained (by his mother) in what to expect – a stinky man who comes home late, tired and grumpy, many times away…2 weeks, 2 months, a 6 month deployment, maybe even a year or more AWAY. So when it came to changing his profession, his CALLING to fire. I just figured…Well, at least he is not being shot at in some far away country!
It is hard with 2 small daughters now, then we only had 1 baby. Now his girls miss him terribly. But they do understand that what their dad does is important. At least we get to see him every now and then. If he was a employed Marine, we would not see him for 6 months or more at a time. At least this way they get to see what he looks like every now and then.
And today I spend our 8 year wedding anniversary ALONE, for the 2nd year. Last year he called me saying he was on his way the Sequoia Nat’l Park fire, on our anniversary. Maybe for our 10 year we will renew our vows…IN WINTER!!!
Good luck to all, the relationships ARE WORTH IT! after all, you have to have something to want to come home for!