** Due to the increasing severity of MY ILLNESS, it has become impossible for me to continue to post on a regular basis. Unfortunately, as much as I desperately long to, I am also unable to visit each of your blogs often or reciprocate all the loving, supportive comments many of you continue to leave - even though at times it may appear as though you've arrived at some long ago, forsaken blog! With that said, I really want you to know that I miss every single one of you and that I really am still here! I'm just too sick and too weak most days to be able to sit up long enough to create a brand new post...or even read one. However, I absolutely do receive AND read every new encouraging word you leave (and, often, the old ones, again and again!) and I cherish them now more than ever! I truly appreciate your love, support, and, most importantly, your precious time spent on your knees in prayer for my family and me. It ALL means the world to me and I am truly blessed to have friends like you!
~Hugs and Sister Love, Teresa

FYI: All comments come to my email, which I can easily read on my phone. I also enjoy Facebook on my phone because I can catch up on A LOT in a very short time there. Soooo, if you're on Facebook, come 'friend' me there! {{HUGS}} **

Friday, February 26, 2010

~RESCUE 911~

Rescue 911

As many of you know, my husband, David, and I met while working as Paramedics for one of the largest EMS providers in the Atlanta area, DeKalb County EMS. Not too long after we met, we were working on separate trucks at neighboring fire stations, only a few miles apart.

One day, a call came out in the territory my partner and I were working. It was for a person down, stabbed in the abdomen. The 911 dispatcher stated that the caller was a child and that she stated the victim was also a child. After the initial call was dispatched, my husband and his partner, Cathy, believed they were closer to the location, so they 'jumped the call' from us.

I won't tell you the rest because I can show you! You see, that call my dear hubby stole from me ended up being on the TV show Rescue 911! And, ahem, no....I've never let him live it down. :0)

The other day a dear old friend from our EMS days told me that the episode is on YouTube so I thought I would share it with you all. Please keep in mind that this was 21 years ago AND they were made to make it look all Hollywood. Very rarely do public safety workers (Police, Fire, EMS) actually slide sideways up to a scene in their vehicles and then get out and run! That is extremely dangerous for many different reasons.

Anyway, without further ado......

Here we are today, married almost 20 years! And, I really did forgive him. :0)

Thanks for watching! Have a great day!




Lisa said...

You two are a cute couple. I wouldn't let him live it down either! Your claim to fame and he stole it!

mindy m. said...

Look at how young Shatner is!!!!!!

Was 1989 really TWENTY years ago?
Holy smokes, I am getting old.

How cool to have this on the internet to share!!!

(Also, I am so glad to hear that your mom is doing well! Sorry I have not been around lately...bad blogger friend!)


Andria said...

Hey! Thanks so much for your comment on my blog! It made my day! I'm just starting this whole adventure, so it's been interesting to see where it's led me so far. One of the greatest things is meeting new people, like yourself, who are so encouraging! Your blog is adorable! I love it!
God Bless!

Kathryn said...

Aww that is cool that he got on tv! Although I must say I think 1 10 year old is a little too young to watch 3 children! Crazy, glad everything worked out though!

Debbie @ OtRD said...

How exciting! Thanks for stopping by and letting me know. And you two are so cute in that photo!

Have a great weekend!

Unknown said...

I used to watch that show! I don't know why my parents let me see it, though, since I was less than 10 the last I remember it being on. Seriously, though, I still have nightmares about the episode where the little boy stabbed himself with a pair of scissors. Scary stuff!

Tired Mom Tésa said...

That's so amazing that that made it onto Rescue 911. I used to love that show. I think you have every right to tease your husband that you could have been the big "star" that day if he hadn't stolen your call!

Tammy said...

You two are adorable! A perfect match. :) Hope you are having a good day today!

Cluttered Brain said...

That is so AWESOME. Did he know that he might be on Rescue 911 when he got the call?
And you have been together for 20 years. Congrats!
And that you forgave him for your missed fame opportunity...lol.
Thanks for sharing this with me!

Cluttered Brain said...

I love the hair. The hair really dates us I think. :)))

Leslie Harris (de Limon) said...

Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog today!

I'm your newest follower.

You and your Hubby look very happy together. And I'm glad you forgave him for stealing your shot at stardom! ;D

Unknown said...

The kids were watching VHS tapes, talk about flashback! Great clip to share with your grandkids...look at grandpa it action and btw he stole the spotlight from grandma. that was your 15 minutes of fame, LOL!

septembermom said...

Thanks for sharing the video! That was really cool :) He did a great job. I love the picture of the two of you. You make a beautiful couple.

christy rose said...

Wow! That was an amazing story. I was on the edge of my seat watching the whole thing.

That is a great picture of you two. You make a beautiful couple.

Jen R said...

Cool story! I'm glad you forgave him;-)

Stopping by for SITS Saturday Sharefest. Have a great weekend!


A Nerd and A Free Spirit said...

Wow! I actually remember watching that episode as a kid. That's crazy that it was your husband that responded. Moment of fame! (-:


Vickie said...

Hi Teresa, just wanted to let you know you have a beautiful blog here. Love your story also!!!!


The Redhead Riter said...

That was great! Thanks for sharing. All this time and I never knew that I was visiting celebrities LOL I love that show too.

Cathy said...

Oh, my, that was traumatic. He did great work!Your picture is cute. Blessings ~

Unknown said...

That was great. I'm so glad you visited on the day I had the fireman's mural up. Glad you have fond memories. Thanks for visiting.

Deb said...

I got caught up in the show...couldn't watch when the little girl took the knife back to the kitchen...knew that Rufus was just around the corner.

Obviously,I could never be a paramedic.

And although he stole your time in the limelight, I know you're so proud of him for helping to save that little boy's life.

You two definately are a cute couple. Still in love!

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Sweet dreams.

Crown of Beauty said...

Dear Teresa,
My Youtube is acting up these days, so I have to get it checked. But I did love the story you wrote...

Please go over to my most recent post on a heart of worship.

I have dedicated it to you.


Miranda said...

Super cool! lol But like you, I'd never let him live it down...hehe

Mrsbear said...

What a coincidence that the call he hijacked from you ended up on the show!

Those poor kids though, wow!

My husband is a paramedic too, I don't know that I'd have the stomach for even a quarter of the stuff he sees.

You and your husband have my respect. You make an adorable couple though!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Unknown said...

Wow!! If that were my husband, I don't think I would let him live it down either.

Marie said...

Y'all are so cute.
Wow! What a scary situation!

Writing Without Periods! said...

You both look so comfortable with each other. So cute.


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