Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hero's Among Us~

Can you believe the sunrise this morning~ if you click to enlarge the photos you will see helicopters hovering. Early Easter morning Houston lost two of our finest. Captain James Harlow age 50, a 30 year HFD veteran and Damion Hobbs, 29 a rookie; who recently served a 14 month tour of duty in Iraq. There will be a memorial service today in their honor at a local church.


As the wife of a volunteer fireman ( 9 years ) and a former volunteer myself ( 4 years ) my heart breaks over the loss of these two men...they put their life at risk everyday doing what they believed in.....what they loved. Isn't it something how fireman go running into the fire while everyone else runs out. The firefighter/medical community really is a brotherhood....when one gets hurt or pays the ultimate sacrifice ~ we all feel it.

My thoughts and prayers are with their family today and always~
Saint Florian
Thank you for all you do.


onlymehere said...

My thoughts and prayers will be with the friends and families of these firemen today. I admire anyone who can be a fireman/woman. Fire scares the heck out of me. I didn't know that you and your Mister were volunteers. Amazing. You're quite a woman. I also have to say that I got a good laugh out of your comment on my blog about Kaje'. I didn't know what WTG stood for. The only thing I've heard of that starts with WT isn't a nice phrase but it popped into my mind trying to figure out the G. WAY TO GO Kaje' is what you meant but I must be slow in the head today. I love the sunrise too. Now that I start work at 6:00 a.m. I never see the sunrise so I enjoy your's! Cindy

onlymehere said...

P.S. I don't use that phrase I referred to above and maybe shouldn't have put the thought out there for anyone else. Delete the comment if you want. Sorry.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Jessica, Yes-it really does touch our hearts when we lose one of the brave. Their families are in my prayers.

You and your mister are very special people to risk your lives for the sake of others. Thank-you!

Have a beautiful day! xoxo Terrie

Betty said...

Thanks for giving them this tribute, it is true we don't often think about all the people that put their lives on the line every day right here in the U.S.

Queenie's Vintage Finds and Treasures said...

This is such a heart felt post.My heart goes out to you all. The families will be in my prayers. I can only imagine how the families feel.
Thank you to you and your Mister for the voluteer work that you do, and the sacrifice that you make. I never knew that you were firefighters....God Bless you both and keep you safe too, along with all of the self-less people who put their lives on the line to help others.
Big Hug,

bmwgal1948 said...

These men and women are my heroes. I don't think they ever receive enough credit for the job they do. I will keep their families in my prayers. I have two cousins who are retired firemen. Thanks to you and the Mister for your work. I have been so busy with work,I haven't been around to visit your blog. I love the bluebonnet pictures.Have you framed any? PS---the fence is looking good.
Hugs Linda

Ashley ~ said...

I saw this on the news this morning. So sad*! My prayers are with their family and friends.

~♥~ Monica S said...

Oh no! That is such sad news! :-(

Did you know them??
What happened??
Oh, yes.. I'm full of questions.. since I didn't get your news....
has there been a bush fire?? I think I heard something about that...


Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

It's Friday!! Yippee!! Have a great weekend, my friend!