Thursday, 21 June 2007

It's a Beautiful Thing!

We're a close bunch, it's not surprising really we spend a lot of time together, whether we're on exercise or on a shout, on one of the boats or on the shore at the boathouse. We have one thing in common we are all passionate about the lifeboat. In fact the Lifeboat tends to dominate most of our conversations..................well, you're either in it or you're not!

Every organisation has its politics, there are times when we love each other, there are times when we get fed up with each other, but at the end of the day it's because we love being part of the crew and we feel so strongly about what the RNLI does, we are all volunteers after all. Ultimately we will be there for each other no matter what. One thing is certain no matter how we are feeling if there is a shout we can put our feelings aside and pull together, the day we can't, is the day we need to re-evaluate the way we do things.

Our family is wider than just the crew, which means that we also have a whole host of other people to talk all things lifeboat, there are the guys who have been on the crew in the past, avid supporters, wives, girlfriends, children, even dogs.....we certainly all very fond of the lifeboat dogs Shi and Ben who frequent the boathouse when their owners are out on a shout.

"Don't worry you will find the answer if you let it go
give yourself some time to falter
But don't forgo knowing that you're loved no matter what
and everything will come around in time"

Sarah McLachlan and Pierre Marchand

1 comment:

Mart said...

Sounds familiar! The more I read the more I realise, it's such a good way to decribe it. You aren't work mates and collegues, you aren't volenteers, you aren't a team, you are a family, and a close one at that.

And as with all familys the ocassional little spat does no harm at all!!