Former Air Force Wife (from engagement to marriage to 2 year anniversary, active, followed by reserve duty until 3 years ago)
municipal PD wife (for 9+ years)
Thanks again for stopping by here Coral!
As His Wife: Things I've Learned
Worry sometimes sneaks in when he doesn't answer the phone.
I don't ever watch the news. I skim headlines online, and read what I like. I NEVER let the kids watch the news.
I have to be stronger than I sometimes want to. Physically, emotionally.
He won't be here when a hurricane blows through.
I don't tell everyone what he does for a living.
Not everyone, including family, will 'like' him.
People will treat me and my family different when they learn he is a cop.
There are stories he doesn't tell me, stories I don't want to hear.
He's going to work late.
I will know that no matter how often I check his pockets,bullets will end up in the dryer.
I know how to clean a bullet proof vest.
I will be ready to bring him lunch on Thanksgiving Day so we can eat as a family in the precinct roll call room.
He's going to miss official birthdays, holidays, and special occasions.
But those things are also just dates on a calender. Christmas is when everybody is home. Anniversaries are celebrated on off days.
He's going to get called out on a special night.
We'll have to leave the store or dinner in a hurry, because the staff is one of his special bad guys.
Co-workers only have last names.
I'm going to know special bad guys by their street name.
I have a network of friends close than family, that span the globe.
I will always be so very proud of him and what he does. No matter what the media or judge or defense attorney says.
My heart will swell with proud as my eyes fill with tears when I think of who he is and what he does.