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Through the eyes of a firefighter

by

Jennifer Blake

Through these eyes I have seen the miracle of birth and also the tragedies of death.

Through these eyes I have seen the path of destuction that a fire leaves behind. And also the rebuilding of the damage it has caused.

Through these eyes I have seen the crumbled metal of a car accident and also the untouched body that sometimes comes walking out.

Through these eyes I have seen the sadness of loved ones that helplessly stand by watching. And also the excitement when a rescue is successful and no one gets hurt.

Through these eyes I have helped victims that I know and also ones that I have never seen before, while sometimes risking my own safety.

Through these eyes I have seen a new life come into the world and a few hours later, one taken away.

Through these eyes I have seen unprevoked attacks on innocent people and the look of evil in the eyes of the attacker.

Through these eyes I have seen a mother praying for her childs life and also a family relieved that the fight for life was finally over.

Through these eyes I have seen the fear in another Firefighters eyes when the ceiling above them collapses and also the relief when the fire was finally out.

Through these eyes I have seen The fear in a Rookie's eyes when the building in front of him was just a ball of flames and the pride in his eyes when the fire was knocked down.

Through these eyes I have seen fellow Firefighters joke around after a bad call just to get through it and also fellow Firefighters cry because they had just witnessed something no human being should have to see.

Through these eyes I have seen the heartache and sadness in a human being, and also the pride and relief after a call goes well.

Through these eyes I have seen Firefightes run into a situation that everyone else was running out of.

Through these eyes I have seen a victim start to fade away and then be brought back, and also ones that never had a chance.

I'm not quite sure why, but my eyes were made by god to see awful things yet sometimes see miracles that everyone only dreams of seeing. So whatever his plan may be, I am very proud of what I do and I wouldn't trade it for the world.