Feb 21, 2007

i can save your life.

well, i can if i'm in your vicinity. otherwise, it'll have to be virtual.

over the weekend, the Husband and i took a CPR class. for him, it was a re certification and for me, a virgin card carrier.

the class was small, only four of us. the man conducting the class has taught classes at the Pennysaver, so the Husband has a history with him.

it was four hours. but i have a card that says i have CPR certification, including pediatric CPR training. i was really interested in that, since we do spend a lot of time with the nieces & nephews and there is swimming involved in California & in Nevada.

the video watched was hokey. there were a few times when i had to dig my nails into my leg to keep me from snickering. it was like watching some of those old drivers training classes. and, like someone's grandma, i lectured myself to knock it off, this is serious, grow up, blah, blah, blah.

but today, as i was driving home from what could possibly be the weirdest, roller coaster ride evah, it slapped me hard. i have power to save a life.

save.a.life.

it's weird. it's a rush. it's scary as hell. i hope i never, ever have to use it.

ever.

4 comments:

Coleen said...

Wow, it is scary & I pray you also never have to use it. But think of how great it will be if you do. To be in the right place at the right time and be able to take charge of a scary situation! It is one of the best things we can do. I applaude you and your hubby. Thanks for sticking with me and my blog whil I was AWOL for so long. I appreciate it so much. I am back now though. I have posted about what's been going on, so take a read if you have a moment.

Melissa said...

Did the instructor tell you to "lip it" (the dummy) "like a bass?"

Because that's what the guy who came to my 10th grade Basic Vocational Skills class (formerly known as Home Ec) said.

And all the boys (and most of the girls) knew exactly what to do.

I hope you never have to use yours, either.

Jolene George said...

I took a class MANY years ago. I'm sure I need a refresher course. I hope I never have to use it either.

Pat said...

Well, as Spiderman's dad said, with great power comes great responsibility!...Congrats on your new super powers!