Monday, July 1, 2013

Honoring the Firefighters from Granite Mountain Hot Shots Crew

Normally, I would be doing the Counting Our Blessings on Tuesday here. However, because of the tragedy that has hit our community, I just didn't feel it was the right thing to do for this week. My heart is so full and so many tears have fallen for these brave men who gave their lives for others. 

This has hit our family hard because my son is a firefighter. It really is like a family. Once you become part of that firefighter family, you truly feel the losses and grieve for those who are fallen as though they are your family. My husband and I have been like zombies around the house today as we think of those families who lost a loved one. 

As the mother of a firefighter, I know the training, the hard work, and the sacrifices that these men made to be on the front lines for us. There is sacrifice on their parts in so many ways. When the tones goes off over their radios, they are ready to go. To protect you and me from the devastation of fire or when there is an accident. I have met so many of these brave men in my community and every one of them is a gentlemen and ready to serve their communities to the fullest.  

I'm asking that you will keep these families in your prayers. Please ask that the Lord would comfort them and that they would find peace beyond all measure. Just pray for them. I can't even imagine the loss they are experiencing or the depth of their sorrow. 

Many blessings - Julie

P.S. I am going to have a link up as I always do on Tuesday. If there is something you would like to share, please feel free to share. I know I'm always so blessed to come by your blogs and read your wonderful posts. This would definitely be a blessing to all who come by, I'm sure. 


  1. Oh Julie! I am still praying. Take care.

  2. so sad.. we have a fire in our mountains out by kingman. the hotshots are there now too. We have our annual picnic up there with church. We've done this for 20 years, this year looks like it will be cancelled due to the fire. that is not important of course. we are praying for the evacuees and FF up there.


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