I could talk about the many beautiful Christmas’s I have spent with my family. I could tell you how my daughter’s face lights up when she opens her presents on Christmas Eve. I could mention the golden turkey falling of the bone, the laced eggnog and the decadent pie. But I think we should talk about some of America’s greatest and bravest—Firefighters.
Let’s face it the pay is not good. People aren’t always nice or grateful to them. Yet they choose to put their lives on the line every day. Some give up their holidays while others pay the ultimate price for anyone that needs help.
Here is a story of firefighters that went beyond the call of duty:
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Fruitridge firefighters rushed to the rescue of an elderly woman hurt while she was putting up her Christmas decorations on Sunday.
Margie Hinkle, 83, was assisting her husband, George, in hanging the Christmas lights on their home when she tripped and fell down.
The Hinkles were stringing the last set of lights when the accident occurred.
The Hinkles thanked the firefighters with cookies and other goodies Monday for assisting her and for helping her husband finish putting up the Christmas lights.
Margie is a two-time cancer survivor and said she will be more careful in the future but will not stop being independent.
Here is the video footage:
This story touched my heart because beautiful stories such as these are what make the season bright.
Here is the trailer from my latest Romantic Suspense,
Glow in the Dark
The awesome Decadent Publishing will be giving one lucky commenter a free download of “Glow in the Dark”, when it comes out, in the next month or so. Fireman Jake Gilroy will be lighting up your computer screen, soon. In the meantime, this same winner will be able to See Edward Cullen in a way they have never seen him before in this full length Twilight graphic novel. So you get two lovely prizes, two hottie’s for the price of one comment, not a bad deal.
To warm your cold winter nights!
A second Commenter on this blog will have a chance to win a 2011 firefighters calendar.
(Calendar shown is not an exact replica of said raffle item, but will have the same hotness level— guaranteed!)
I wish you love and joy, always!
Big hugs, Keira