My Sweetie, My Hero

by GfG on October 5, 2009 · 5 comments

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I have put off posting this for over four months. Because… well… because…

My Sweetie was recognized for his heroism by the local chapter of the American Red Cross.
For doing what he was trained to do instead of what he could have done.
For the peace he demonstrated in the midst of fear.
For the wisdom of behavior in the midst of panic.

For this, most awful, night.

I’m so proud of him. Really. But… well… it takes a lot for me to talk about that night. I wasn’t ready to talk about it, though, when he was honored, it had been almost a year since the nightmarish event.

He was given a medal, a framed certificate and a citation description at a meeting of the American Red Cross. All stating that he received commendation and the “Lifesaving Award of Merit” for “Lifesaving Action”. There was an article in the paper. There were photos. I wasn’t there. The second best part of all of it was that My Sweetie didn’t even ask me to be there. He knew how fragile I still was. He knew I couldn’t really talk about that night. So did the Red Cross lady (full title, I’m sure) because when she called, it didn’t go all that great. Instead, I sent her my blog post.

He really is amazing. Even setting aside the fact that he’s been a First Responder and CPR/First Aid Trainer for years, He was a hero that night.

So, now, more than four months later, you know that someone other than myself recognizes My Sweetie as the hero he truly is.

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Best Life October 5, 2009 at 9:31 am

He is a great guy in so many ways. I'd sure want him around if I was having a crisis. Lisa~


Amy October 5, 2009 at 11:13 am

What a neat thing that they honored him, and your story is amazing. I can't even imagine what you went through that night. I know they say that women always think, "What if…" and men never do. I know that is true at my house. God bless your husband and continue to heal your heart from such a scare.


cajungal01 October 5, 2009 at 6:34 pm

HOW AWESOME! That is so incredible. The Saint of a BIL I have is great. :0)

Whenever you do feel up to it…can you or "The Godfather" tell us what he did so we (or someone nearby) could step in if the emergency presented itself?

I love you!


Jan October 6, 2009 at 5:53 am

He's always been one of my heros. Here is the dictionary's definition of a hero: a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. I think that fits your sweetie perfectly!

I love you Mr. Sweetie!


Tiffany Crawford October 7, 2009 at 12:06 pm

"For such a time as this…" Who knew that God was really preparing your husband as a "trainer" to save the life of his own child. My favorite character of God is "intricate"…there is often, if not always, more than 1 reason why God does what he does in our lives…


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