Forgiveness is key in any relationship, and at multiple points in one’s life. Sometimes you have to forgive someone who forgot your birthday, someone who broke your heart, or someone who falls victim to their own mind.
A 24-hour shift is nothing new when it comes to the work schedule of a firefighter. It’s an adjustment, and while most partners will get used to it, some continue to struggle.
Barbara and her husband Tim met in 2003. In 2005, he joined the ranks of the FDNY. Together, they own Halligan Bottle Openers. I was lucky enough to be be able to connect with this wise firewife, and get an inside peek of the journey upon which The Man and I have embarked.
This blog is dedicated to the daily dealings of a Firefighter’s Girlfriend, but what of the girl before The Man decided to become a firefighter? The academy wasn’t just a period of metamorphosis for him. I’ve changed countless times with each week, every argument, and all of the changes in him.
On May 20, while we were in a living room up in Hamburg, New York, The Man received a letter that is changing our lives. He received his run letter to join the fire department in our city.