... * (where sadness and love became as one) where sadness and love became as one the battle for life had just begun for one day time stood still in a moment the sight made us all ill horror filled the skies
"Protect our Firefighters"/> i was sent this by the one i love that he had gotten in an email as a man in uniform himself n those i know n love in uniform i thought it was something i wanted on my page for ppl to read so plz take the time to read n remember those who give of their time each day n take a chance on their lives to save ours in your prayers ......feel free to pass this on if youd like n keep those prayers goin! thanks tishy... *****>>>
What I wish people knew about EMS, Firefighters, Dispatchers, & Law
I wish you could know what it is like to search a burning bedroom for
trapped children at 3 AM, flames rolling above your head, your palms and
knees burning as you crawl, the floor sagging under your weight as the
kitchen below you burns.
I wish you could comprehend a husband's horror at 6 in the morning as I
check his wife of 40 years for a pulse and find none. I start CPR
anyway, hoping to bring her back, knowing intuitively it is too late.
But wanting her husband and family to know everything possible was done
to try to save her life.
I wish you knew the unique smell of burning insulation, the taste of
soot-filled mucus, the feeling of intense heat through your turnout
gear, the sound of flames crackling, the eeriness of being able to see
absolutely nothing in dense smoke-sensations that I've become too
I wish you could read my mind as I respond to a building fire "Is this a
false alarm or a working fire? How is the building constructed? What
hazards await me?
Is anyone trapped?" Or to call, "What is wrong with the pa tient? Is it
minor or life-threatening? Is the caller really in distress or is he
waiting for us with a 2x4 or a gun?"
I wish you could be in the emergency room as a doctor pronounces dead
the beautiful five-year old girl that I have been trying to save during
the past 25 minutes, who will never go on her first date or say the
words, "I love you Mommy" again.
I wish you could know the frustration I feel in the cab of the engine or
unit the driver with his foot pressing down hard on the pedal, my arm
tugging again and again at the air horn chain, as you fail to yield the
right-of-way at an intersection or in traffic. When you need us however,
your first comment upon our arrival will be, "It took you forever to get
I wish you could know my thoughts as I help extricate a girl of teenage
years from the remains of her automobile. "What if this was my daughter,
sister, my girlfriend or a friend? What is her parent's reaction going
to be when they open the door to find a police officer with hat in
I wish you could know how it feels to walk in the back door and greet my
parents and family, not having the heart to tell them that I nearly did
not come back from the last call.
I wish you could know how it feels dispatching officers, firefighters
and EMT's out and when we call for them and our heart drops because no
one answers back or to here a bone chilling 911 call of a child or wife
I wish you could feel the hurt as people verbally, and sometimes
physically, abuse us or belittle what I do, or as they express their
attitudes of "It will never happen to me."
I wish you could realize the physical, emotional and mental drain or
missed meals, lost sleep and forgone social activities, in addition to
all the tragedy my eyes have seen.
I wish you could know the brotherhood and self-satisfaction of helping
save a life or preserving someone's property, or being able to be there
in time of crisis, or creating order from total chaos.
I wish you could understand what it feels like to have a little boy
tugging at your arm and asking, "Is Mommy okay?" Not even being able to
look in his eyes without tears from your own and not knowing what to
say. Or to have to hold back a long time friend who watches his buddy
having CPR done on him as you take him away in the Medic Unit. You know
all along he did not have his seat belt on. A sensation that I have
become too familiar with.
Unless you have lived with this kind of life, you will never truly
understand or appreciate who I am, we are, or what our job really means
to us...I wish you could though.
KEEP SENDING THIS ON.. APPRECIATE AND SUPPORT THE LOCAL EMS WORKERS, 911 DISPATCHERS, FIREFIGHTERS, and LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS IN YOUR AREA.
ONE DAY THEY'LL PROBABLY BE SAVING YOUR PROPERTY OR YOUR OWN LIFE. WHEN YOU SEE THEM COMING WITH LIGHTS FLASHING, MOVE OUT OF THE WAY QUICKLY, THEN PRAY FOR THEM!
br/>fireman, policeman, doctors and nurses, military too
just normal people who couldn't believe what was true
when compassion became a hero in hearts across the USA
everyone came together to help that day
many of those heroes were lost by giving their hearts
as they searched for those alive and those lifeless, those torn apart
the trials and terror they keep in their mind
is something they or we can never leave behind
til justice is served for those who were taken away
the greatest gift we can give is to kneel and pray
to keep giving our hearts to those in need
and never forget the hearts that were broken because of power and greed
to pray for the lost and those still living with fear and no understanding
to keep on searching for a better life and a world less demanding
to every man and woman and child who died that horrible day
to the heroes who searched and searched and helped in every way
to the ones who are sick from the gasses and rubble they endured
may some how your lives become once again livable and pure
for those of us who watched on tv that disaster that shouldn't have been
we pray for you and love you with golden hearts that will long extend
God gives us all the things we need for our hearts to know
in times of despair thats when compassion becomes a hero
written by tishy p. 9-11-2006
as tears neverending filled our eyes
then as we thought it couldn't be worse
it was there again like a curse
for the sadness and love in that day
it brought us all together to pray
we watched people we knew
watched people to whom we had no clue
people became our heroes forever so true
people were lost to heaven leaving us so blue
a tragedy they call it
it seemed so much more horrific
it never leaves our minds what happened on 9-11
but many angels flooded the gates of heaven
where sadness and love became as one
this day will live in our memories til time on earth is done
written by tishy p. 9-11-2006