Monday, October 4, 2010
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.