06-11-2012, 07:07 AM
Join Date: Jul 2011
| | Re: Any firefighters wives on here?
Yes my husband is a firefighter/Paramedic and pulled 24/48s for 10 years with a female partner. It was a really bad time for me in the beginning as I was extremely jealous. We also had our children during this time and sometimes we both played the role of mommy and daddy. To add to this very hectic schedule I got a job as a dispatcher and worked crazy hours as well. 3 nights two days or vise versa. And yes there was a crazy time when we both worked a second job. We had to decide the second job was too much. We survived and it is 28 years plus later since he started his job and 21 plus since I started mine. He has been in an 8-5 job for about 20 yrs. It was not easy it was like having a second job for us both to keep our family together and to raise our children at times alone. But we had to decide that we were partners in this endeavor and I am so glad. I have two wonderful adult children and two grandchildren that I love so very much. To add to that I have the most wonderful husband in the world. To look back, would I do it differently? Probably not because we both learned so much on the way and I know that it has made me realize how much I do have and how thankful I am. Stay strong and just be a support for him. I promise if you both come together, you will stay together and will be better in the end. : )