Since Sep 4, 2003
This is me....
For the past 23 years, I have been a paramedic and am presently working on converting my EMT-P to an RN. In addition to working on an emergency ambulance, I taught EMS students at all levels and taught patrol procedures, traffic stops and first aid procedures to police cadets. I hold a law enforcement certification, but it has been almost 15 years since I was out on the streets because my interest in EMS was stronger.
My support will remain with President George W. Bush without any doubt or apology. He has served this nation with dignity, strength, morality and a steadfastness that was so desperately needed in this country.
It takes courage and faith to stand firm when things are not going well, with the confidence that the path you have chosen is the right one, despite setbacks and the complaints of your enemies. President Bush has done that and I am proud to stand with him.
I have an addition to my homepage now. It is a tribute to my father, Robert Dimmick. In October of this year (2004), my dear father decided that his decades long fight with diabetes, heart disease, stroke, renal failure and finally multi-organ failure was over. He decided to leave the hospital after a nearly two month stay and go home to die.
We brought him home on hospice care on October 20. On October 22, my Dad asked for an ambulance so that he could go vote for President Bush. We got an ambulance for him and took him over to their location polling place, which just happened to be the Barbara Bush Library near Houston, Texas. Just after returning home, my dad slipped into a coma. He never regained consciousness and died during the night of October 24.
He was a great Dad and loving person in so many ways. During his lifetime, he supported many charities and couldn't bear to see a child in need, so he was a silent benefactor at the elementary school where my mother was Principal.
He was a good Christian, a loving husband to my mother and a great Dad, except during my teenage years when he clearly knew nothing! Just kidding of course. He was a wonderful father to me and my three siblings and was a wonderful grandfather and example to all his family.
In his last act, he became an example to all Americans.
Here is my Dad as he is casting his final vote, displaying his bumpersticker on his stretcher.
I also wanted to share something that a freeper said to me recently...
"That photo of him voting speaks volumes about our freedom and his convictions. Thanks for allowing us to read about him. With a photo like that and your words, he will live forever. I'm certain of that."
Those words meant a lot to me, because my Dad's last actions do indeed speak volumes about OUR freedoms and how we should protect those, to our very last breaths. If we do, our freedom, our liberty, our way of life and our future is secure. Our freedoms won't die if we all do our part.
My Dad made sure that I will never forget that responsibility.