Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Wife Behind the Badge

Every night Mr. leaves his family (me) to go out and protect yours and every night I worry about his safety.

You would think one would get used to this by now but with his line of work every second is unpredictable. Even though I am not there with him physically, I am there with him mentally and emotionally. I mentally put on my bullet proof vest, uniform and pistol right along with him. I say a special prayer for him daily to protect him while he is protecting the streets. Whether I am sending him a sweet text message letting him know that I miss him or whether he is texting me telling me he has apprehended someone it feels as though I am there. He works from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. (When the most crimes are committed) and if my phone rings during this time I RUN TO IT.

It’s a dangerous job but someone has to do it.

Many don’t see him or other police officers for what they really are “Hero’s”. He tells me stories of people giving him the “finger” as he drives by in his squad car. I honestly don’t get it. So many officers have fallen in Chicago this year alone. My heart truly goes out to the wives and families of those officers.

His title doesn’t stop at 6 a.m. when he gets off. He is working even when he is off duty because he took a sworn oath to protect and serve. I can honestly say I don’t like it one bit! Yes, its selfish of me to not want him out there policing these streets. I want him home and safe with me. Well I know that’s not going to happen so I try to make his home as stress free as possible. No petty arguments, no nagging or fussing with him. I especially don’t send him out the house already stressed. So I do what I can to help keep his sanity and keep him safe. While its his passion to create a safe haven for me, you and others, I enjoy creating that same environment for him.

My husband loves it, he loves to provide, he loves to protect and is so passionate about it. 

He truly makes me proud to be the wife behind the badge.

16 comments:

  1. Awww that is incredibly sweet! Honey, I'm not married, but I can totally understand why you feel selfish sometimes. It can be quite scary to be married to a police officer. And many of us don't think about police officers as PEOPLE... with families of their own. Thanks for the reminder.

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  2. SO touching -- I don't think many consider the life on the other side of that badge: family, wives, etc. I admire you and your strength. Thank you to both you and your husband.

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  3. I so applaud you. I don't know if I would able to do it. I get in my moods, and if I see his shorts on the floor for the 15th time, I don't know if I would be able to nag about it. You're stonger then me!

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  4. Awww...this was very sweet. I can totally relate this post having a fiance who's in the law enforcement field as well. It is nerve wrecking from the time they step out that door until they come back home. Your mind is swimming with awful thoughts of the worst case scenerios that could happen while you're praying that God watches over them brings them home at the same time.

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  5. i can't imagine being the wife of a police officer. i would be a anxious mess. always jumping when my phone rings. i will keep your husband in my prayers that he is kept safe and you get peace of mind. this was a beautiful post too. your husband is a lucky man to be able to call you his wife!

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  6. This was so sweet!!! Believe me, I understand exactly how you feel. I was a nervous wreck when hubby was in the military and I couldn't wait until he got out, even though I was soooo proud of him. There is even a small part of me that misses being a military wife, but I rather have my husband home safe every night. You are not selfish at all.


    Let me tell you, it takes a special and strong woman to endure all that you do, knowing your husband is putting his life on the line for others. You're a hero as well, so I thank both you and your hubby for your sacrifice, and I will keep you all in my prayers :)

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  7. That's not selfish at all! I'd hate it too - I'd be scared to death if Derek was policing these NYC streets (omg). You're an awesome wife for making sure that home is happy, peaceful, and stress-free for him. I know he loves and appreciates you for that!

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  8. Thank you ladies for your wonderful comments and support. :-)

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  9. This is such a wonderful post, I can relate to you on so many level because my husnand is in the Army.

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  10. My father was a cop. I used to worry so much about him. Does your hubby want to do P90X? It is a great one for police officers to stay in shape. If so, stop by my site at http://beachbodycoach.com/coachfitjenn

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    This is truly sweet, love this post.

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  12. Hey lady I totally can understand where you are coming from because my husband is in the military and is constantly deploying overseas and that itself is tough as well. So my heart goes out to all of our men that serve and protect because as you stated it is a dangerous job, but someone has to do it and with that being said I'm thankful. Stay Strong Lady :-)

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  13. Hello, I came to know your blog (saw your link in 'America's Next Top Mommy T-Shirt Designs And More ").
    I identified with this post because my husband is also a lawman, it is the Federal Police in Brazil and it is not easy. Although I was born in Israel in a period of wars and terrorist attacks, I will never get used to violence and evil. I also make my daily prayers. But the life has must to go on, right?

    May the Peace be upon your family.

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  14. My Wife I love you with all my heart and soul. I really didn’t know you thought and felt that way about what I decided to do for our well being. You know this was and always have been a dream of mines to help and to protect others. I want you to know that when I leave our home my Number one goal is to return in the same manor. I really have no words to explain my feeling when I read this post I’m speechless.... I would say I was about to tear up but.....NO HOMO..lol….MR…

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  16. My brother is on the nightbeat too here in D.C. Good job for you being so understanding and trying your best to keep your home stress free so that Mr. can stay focused while at work!

    I pray that God will continue to keep him.

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