Good afternoon everyone-Today I was reminded twice how lucky and blessed we are to have people willing to service others as firefighters, policemen and women, EMT's, medics and our military. Unless you are part of a family that has someone who serves in any of these capacities you can't totally understand what a sacrifice these men and women and their loved ones face in their daily jobs.
I was first reminded early this morning when I read this post of Tammy Lankford's and the tragic loss of a member of one her daughter's work family. What all of these folks do is nothing short of amazing and selfless. As I told Tammy & it is so true it takes a certain kind of person to do what these TRUE HEROES. do everyday and that is serve others and put their lives on the line. My heart and prayers go out to all the families affected by this tragedy. God Bless each and everyone of them and to all the men and women who serve in those capacities
Now the second reminder wasn't tragic but it could have been worse and other than being a bit sore and a little shaky she is OK. I had to take Mom this morning to get her hair done and when she got out of the car and I went to close the car door so she could walk between my vehicle and the one next to it to get to the front door of the salon she apparently lost her balance and down she went. When she falls like that she is dead weight and can't get up and I can't get her up. That thing known as dead weight kicks in.
The hairdresser saw what happened and came out and asked who I wanted her to call. She has a life alert system but it doesn't work that far away. It is mainly for just around the house. She has fallen probably 5-6 times since I have been taking care of her and today was the first fall in over a year. So she called the local EMS which is only about 5 min from her house and about 10 min from the hair salon.
Within probably 10 mins someone showed up and got her to her feet and helped inside to sit down while they took her vitals and asked the necessary questions and made sure she was OK before they left. This local EMS is super busy because I hear them go by on the nearby main road to the local hospital with their sirens.
So today I am thankful for those local men and women that have helped Mom and myself on those occasions, thankful that Mom is OK and thankful for all the local police, firefighters, medics, EMTS and local servicemen and women do to keep our small town safe from harm.
I am also thankful that Tammy's daughter Abigail and her husband Donald are safe as well.