Happy Thanksgiving! Over the last few days I have thought long and hard for all I have to be thankful for. Friends, family, and their continued health of course. My home and my job, though it can at times be stressful. In my career I have had the privilege and honor to serve God, country, community, and most importantly people. Over the course of time I have saved and comforted many. the wife of the man who invented the Spitfire airplane, one of Houdini's assistants, a Merchant Marine that survived being strafed in the pacific during WWII, the first surviving recipient of a Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery at NYU, countless foolish children doing foolish things, and so many more are amoung my list of previous patients.
Still this year was a hard one. With the resurgence of heroine and other street narcotics and the violence in general that has invaded our society... it has been hard. Last week it seemed for ever one I saved I lost one. Yet I feel blessed to have been called to this life I lead.
Still many good things have happened this year. I finally made Professor at the college. None who grew up with me would ever have guessed that would happen. And as of moments ago today, I was promoted to Lieutenant at the fire department.
What is more the promotion has been done in such a way that I get to keep my job at the college as well. I can not express how grateful and relieved am.
I hope all of you have made it through this year relatively unscathed and that you all have a SAFE and Happy Thanksgiving!
((hugs)) for everyone!
~Fyre aka The Grumpy ol' War Horse