If you’ve been reading my blog over the past months, you’ll know I’ve written a few posts about Sung’s goal of becoming a firefighter. Here is the story of how he decided to begin this career, and here is an update about the rigorous academy he’s been in.
So it’s with immense joy that I can announce he is officially a certified firefighter!
Today I wanted to share a happy update: My husband is exactly halfway through his firefighter training program. Here is the two-part story of how he started this career path. I had a lot of confidence as I wrote those posts, because I knew Sung was well-prepared and extremely motivated to succeed.
Last July, flakes of ash were falling from the sky. Sung stepped outside my grandparents’ garage and tiny crumbles of gray drifted across his forehead. The air was heavy with smoke. Since I grew up in Northern California, I’m used to the effects of wildfire season. But Sung is from New Jersey so he was shocked. The timing was eerie: just last night he had told me that he wanted to be a firefighter.
(Here is Part 1 of this story.)
July 26: I’ve been waiting a long time for this day. And it finally arrived! Today was Sungho’s second first day of the Fire Academy. Second first day? I have to start this story at the beginning.