Monday, October 4, 2010

The Captain

My husband would never brag.  If it were up to him, he'd never even share with the general public big things that happen in his life, but he's married to me and let's face it: I would.  This post is dedicated to my husband -- the hardest working, hottest firefighter anywhere.

We spent the first couple years of our marriage formulating a plan for our life.  We are very aware that life doesn't always go according to our will, but in accordance to my character, we roughed it out anyway.  We talked about children, our careers, retirement. 

In order for Cory to advance his career as a firefighter, we knew there were a lot of things he'd have to accomplish: education, training, hard work, consistent commitment.  He's done all of that.  He obtained his fire science degree by taking two classes at a time (at the same time as working three jobs + be a parent and husband), attended additional trainings and has taken every opportunity the fire departments afforded him.  It's been a lot of hard work.  And a lot of sacrifice.

Today, for the first time, we are celebrating a major reward of that hard work: the fireslayer was promoted to the position of Captain at the airport fire department.  There were several other very qualified candidates for the position, and we wish them our best.

I have no doubt he'll do an excellent job in this position and I am so proud to be his wife.

Thank you, God, for this opportunity.  Please continue to protect him and firefighters everywhere as they serve their communities.  Give them courage and return them safely to their families.  Give Cory wisdom and humility in his new postion.  Amen.


elizabeth said...

How wonderful. Congratulations, Cory!

Charles said...

So great congratulations to all of you!

ethiopifinn said...

Congratulations to Cory!

I just love how you love, Leanne.

Diane Lindquist said...

Terrific!!! Big congratulations to Cory and the whole family!

MindiJo said...

Congratulations to Cory and the whole family! A lot of hard work and sacrifices made to arrive at this point. Thank you Cory, and family, for what you do for our world. Fighting fires is nothing to sneeze at and takes a great person. (And a great person to support and love that person, too.)

Enjoy this accomplishment and be proud!!

Julie said...

I am so happy for your family! I'm sure it took much dedication and hard work... it's inspiring to us. Bask in the moment, you all earned it. :)