Thirty Days Of Thankfulness- Day Fourteen

I heard and saw an ambulance pass by with its sirens blaring. As  always, I paused a moment to pray for God’s healing for whoever was in need of that ambulance along with their family. I realized one thing I don’t do is to also pray for the driver of the ambulance and his/her partner.  The same goes true for all first responders. They do a job I could never do. We have needed the aid of an ambulance for Randy on more than one occasion. I always felt safe to put Randy in their care. I knew they could handle the crisis a whole lot better than I could. The policemen who escorted Randy’s funeral procession showed the utmost respect that day. These people put their lives in danger and have little to show for it as far as compensation goes. We have no problem paying athletes astronomical salaries while our first responders save our lives and keep us safe with little recognition. Although I love to watch football and a few other sports, it is my opinion that we as a nation have our priorities in the wrong order. I am thankful for them and from now on I will also pray for the safety of the first responders themselves when I see an emergency vehicle on its way to help someone.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Susan
    Nov 20, 2009 @ 02:58:23

    A huge thank you from a paramedic’s mom! In my first days at St. Anne’s I started having my students pray whenever we heard a siren, and you know from experience we heard a lot of them there. I never dreamed our oldest son would someday be one of the people we would pray for when we heard a siren. Thank you for remembering all the first responders.

    Love,
    Susan

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  2. lana
    Nov 23, 2009 @ 23:44:25

    Peg,
    You know this is near and dear to my heart. Thanks for praying for police officers.
    Love ya
    Lana

    Reply

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