Monday, October 22, 2007


I just received a call from my daughter-in-law telling me that my son is on his way to San Diego and the current devastating fires. I ask this for ALL the young men and women who will be fighting this wicked inferno, PLEASE keep them in your prayers. Thanks so very much! Marylou

A Fireman's Life
A fireman's life is one big surprise,
Usually he laughs, sometimes he cries.
There's always stress, toil and strife,
Hoping he's good enough to save just one life.

His wife understands, when he misses dinner,
If he runs out of church, don't think he's a sinner.
Answering a call, is tops on his list,
Regretting each one he's ever missed.

He tries and tries, but can't make us see,
The happiest men, still work for free.
Jumping from bed, fighting the cold,
Knowing what to do, without being told.

He rushes to the station, jumps on a truck.
Depending on skill, never on luck.
Putting his life on the line, for an unknown friend,
Hoping and praying, it won't be the end.
"The Bravest Men in the World", the title is fitting,
They all do their best, never come close to quitting.
Next time you see them, all their lights blinking,
Take just a minute, to think what they're thinking.

It's a hard job, so show them you care,
And help them out, with a little prayer.

-- Daniel S. Driscoll. --


IsabellaCloset said...

Marylou, Your son and all the other firefighters are in my thoughts and prayers this day.. I was just watching CNN about the fires, how awful! I can't get over the number of people that must flee their homes..
Take care ~Mary~ :-}

Anonymous said...

Giovanna said.....

Being your sister your son is always in my prayers as well as your daughter and "YOU"!!! But especially so this day down south in California with the nephew has some very special prayers coming his way as well as all the other firefighters...Love, Giovanna

ellen said...

You bet I will add mine.

Anonymous said...

Marylou, I live in Southern CA, but not too close to the fires. With the high winds the fires are particularly vicious.

I will pray with you for the safety of all the firefighters.


Counting Your Blessings said...

I've added him to our prayer list. here's the link ( if you'd like to add anything. Rest in Him and don't let fear keep you up at night. Blessings... Polly

justabeachkat said...

I just stopped and prayed for your son. And for you.


Anonymous said...

We shall keep all in our prayers and a special place in our hearts for the hard working firefighters, especially your son!

Mary Isabella said...

You are in our prayers. Mary