“Please, Dad, can we go to Fulton Pond” asked Thomas for the tenth time. “Fine,” said Dad finally. So the next day, Dad and Thomas went to Bass Pro Shop to get all their gear, lure power bait, and flies. While they were driving to the pond, Thomas decided he wanted to use real worms. They stopped at the Stinky Bait, which was a bait shack. Dad gave Thomas five dollars to buy worms.
I was really looking forward to the youth turkey hunt in my home state of Pennsylvania this year. Everything was working like clockwork, all the pieces of the puzzle were coming together so well. My dad and I had worked so hard scouting those bearded Thunder Chickens. It was as if we were heading into the big game with the other team’s playbook.
A clear, unusually cold morning comes early in October. It’s early enough that the sun hasn’t broken over the eastern mountains and chased the darkness from the deep canyons that make up the Rogue Umpqua Divide. This is the moment I wait for all year; not just wait, but prepare for.
Anytime I received a call about a child in distress, I always drove my ambulance a little bit faster than any other emergency call I responded to.
This 911 call was reported to us as a four-year-old female, possible overdose. My ambulance, another aid unit, and a fire engine were dispatched to the scene. When we arrived, the typical mother, in tears and urging us to hurry please, greeted us at the door.
You did everything right to win this fight Diplomacy and respect guided your every move A visionary, who saw The beginning, the middle and the end And knew that it would add up when A husband of one wife
Today is the biggest day of my life. I must say goodbye to friends and family. I must adapt to moving around and long nights of worrying. I must become stronger and more independent. I must be supportive, even if it means I will be missing him every day for months at a time. I will join a new family, with a new class of women who have done the same thing as me.
I think one of the things that has made me successful in life is that I’m willing to do things that are not flattering. I have been willing to not have it “all together,” and to still believe I stood on a path that promised more security than any other road in the world. I left a fancy legal career and waited tables, yes, touched food, so I could explore my life and my writing. I counted my dimes and quarters. I lived in a tiny hat-sized apartment.
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