"Our Little Trooper"

"Our Little Trooper"
"Let me live, that I may praise you!" Psalm 119:175

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

"It's official! Rowan is an honorary firefighter!"

Rowan received the most amazing package from Louisiana today! 
Remember, Rowan came back from New Orleans with a real firemen's helmet a little over a week ago.  Well, now it is official...He is an Honorary Operator/Firefighter. 
See for yourself...


That isn't all though, not by a longshot. He now has his own official fireman shirts and baseball cap, embroidered with his name and the Terrytown 5th District Volunteer Fire Department logo.


To make this precious gift even more special, the hat is also monogrammed with Rowan's name and inscribed with a treasured note from Matt Ducote,
 the fireman who took Rowan on the ride in the fire truck in New Orleans.

Rowan's favorite part of the package though, was this badge.  The same badge number as Matt, for Rowan to proudly wear himself.  As I tried to keep handing Rowan one item at a time, that was in the package, he just kept grabbing the badge back from the table.  He said "This is real Mom! This is a real shiny medal! I can't believe it. I'm #21!"

Next up, was an actual St. Florian Emblem, the Patron of Firefighters.
St. Florian protects and watches over firefighters, and now Rowan has his very own!

And of course they sent Rowan multiple patches to sew into all the shirts they sent him.  So cool!

It just kept getting better and better though! Matt's wife made Rowan a fire truck blanket too. 
 He snuggled right up into it!

So many treasures, so much excitement in one box, it brought us to tears! Truly blessed by Matt Ducote, his wife Megan, his Chief Bryan Adams and the whole gang at the Terrytown 5th District Volunteer Fire Department. Thank you once again from the bottom of our hearts.

Hopefully the following pictures say it all...you made one little boy feel very very special today!
He will cherish these items for the rest of his life, that much is certain.

Rowan just told me to tell you:
Thank you so much Operator/Firefighter #21,
from Junior Operator/Firefighter #21:)
"Brothers' til the end!"
God bless you!
Love, Rowan


  1. Welcome aboard Rowan!!

    Daniel Wedge
    Operator 30

  2. Randy Autin #16 T5VFDAugust 15, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Hi Rowan just wanted to welcome you aboard to the Fire Dept. In some peoples eyes fireman are heros but you are the real hero.