As we are in the season of giving and receiving, let’s remember to always be thankful for the families that we have because they will always be the greatest gift we can ever receive! A gift is not always a monetary gift, it can be your personal time you give or a thoughtful gesture of appreciation.
We are fortunate to have an extended family – our fire families! I do not know if many of you are close to other fire families due to geographical distance, but I am going to go out on a limb and tell you to reach out and send other firehouse families greeting cards. Let’s get to know each other.
If you do not find the opportunities to connect while at the firehouse this holiday season, and have been following @housewivesoflafd on Instagram, then you will know about @crowned.fire.belles and www.crownedfirebelles.org. There you will see information about the upcoming “Fully Involved” event being held on April 3, 2020. There you will have an opportunity to connect with other fire spouses to socially identify with.
I would like to take this time to introduce you to the newly formed non-profit, Crowned Fire Belles. Though we are fortunate for all the fire family support foundations, the Crowned Fire Belles mission is to focus on maintaining a strong supportive first line of defense at the home front of our first responder fire heroes, by providing support to fire wives/spouses currently involved with a firefighter. We are the strength that stands beside our Fire Heroes in Dedication, Love, and Honor. We hope to have events that provide informative and educational resources to fire spouses that will enable them to cope and understand their firefighter. Our goal is to save firefighter lives, marriages, and families. On the website you will find “Meet Ups” and “Supportive Resources.” There you can share and quickly find in your community other fire wives/spouses with whom you will be able to connect with that will allow for emotional support. I do not know about you, but to try and explain the life of a fire spouse to an outsider that does not live this fire life can be very difficult. Please check out the website for additional information. Let’s keep the flame alive!