There should always be (at least) two firefighters together when they enter a location that is considered a hazard area that is considered “Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health” (IDLH), i.e., the interior of the structure fire. Firefighters operating in the hazard area must operate in a Buddy system and maintain voice or visual contact with one another at all times. This assists in assuring accountability within the team. They must operate together as a team the entire time they are in the hazard area. At no time, under any circumstances, are they permitted to separate from one another. If one firefighter has to exit the hazard area, for any reason, such as their air supply getting low, they must both exit.
The above info is credited to Wikipedia.
Eighteen years of team work through thick and thin is what Ronnie and I have experienced. As we prepare for our move out-of-state, my thoughts race with emotion. Anger rages within my being. The unconscionable behavior my children displayed toward Ronnie is still raw and fresh. I have a very difficult time releasing some of the past that hurt, and haunts my husband.
During a discussion Ronnie and I were engaged in Saturday, Ronnie said, “Those kids ruined that for me.” We were talking about a very specific career Ronnie would enjoy. I feel so responsible for their behavior. After several years of therapy, I know I am not responsible for their behavior, but the pain is still there, the salt still pours into the wound, the wound has not healed. Mandi and Anthony together targeted Ronnie. All I could do was to continue to funnel money into the attorneys pocket. I had the same charges, but I really didn’t care about me. Ronnie was my concern.
We were two in and two out. We were thrown into a burning building together and determined to escape together.
Binders marked “Legal” sit on our bedroom closet shelf as a reminder. Instead of a baby book of all things wonderful, we have blue binders of legal documents and receipts for thousands and thousands of dollars spent unnecessarily. We operated as a team the entire time and escaped still breathing.
Together at our lowest low, we prevailed. We have never given up hope or separated. With Gods love and grace and our determination we will succeed.
In the meantime, packing and sorting through years of belongings is for the birds. We have downsized several times and I feel we still have so much “stuff”. It’s all stuff I thought I was attached to. When a person gets their priorities in order and realizes what is most important in life, its amazing what you can live without.
What I felt I needed to have, I no longer care about or need. The material stuff is irrelevant now.
It’s all about two in and two out!