September 19, 2015–Thank a Police Officer Day

    My husband is a member of the Law Enforcement community and I am an unapologetic supporter. I love my Trooper.  I loved him when he was a kid in college.  I loved him when he was a city officer.  And I will love him still when he retires and putting on that uniform and shining that brass is nothing but a dim memory. Before he is Law Enforcement, he is mine and that is what matters most to {Read More}

I Promise That #WeSeeYou…

There has been a lot of bad press about police officers lately, but I’ve noticed a new trend as well.  People are taking to social media and sharing photos, videos, and stories of all of the good things that police officers do.  I love seeing all of these, but what I don’t love is that so many people act as if they are surprised by this. They are apparently surprised that police officers are human, that they have good days {Read More}

What It’s Like To Be Married To a Police Officer (and How To Survive It!): Part 6. You Can Do This!

Now that I’ve told you about the negative emotions you might face, let me tell you the biggest truth of it all: You Will Be Proud.  You Will Be Strong.  You Will Be Amazing. You will be all of these things and sometimes even at the same time! 1.  You will be proud because you know your officer is doing something worthwhile.  Being in law enforcement is a thankless job a lot of the time.  Good, honest people go into {Read More}

What It’s Like To Be Married To a Police Officer (and How To Survive It!): Part 5. You Will Get Jealous.

Sometimes that little green-eyed monster just rears its ugly head… You Will Get Jealous.  You will get jealous of the time spent away from you, of the time spent with people you might only know by name, of the vast number of people who command his attention, and the just as vast number of people who seem to believe they love him as much as you do.  And if you are a woman who is married to a police officer, {Read More}

What It’s Like To Be Married To a Police Officer (and How To Survive It!): Part 2. You Will Get Scared.

Sometimes being married to a police officer is a point of pride.  And sometimes, it’s the scariest thing in the world.  Remember: You Will Get Scared.  Fear is a big motivator in this world.  Being married to a police officer has its own separate set of fears and they are different for each individual family.  I have a fear that my husband will be hurt or killed, that I will be left alone with three children to raise, that my {Read More}

What It’s Like To Be Married To a Police Officer (and How To Survive It!): Part 1. You Will Worry.

I have been married for a long time.  Eighteen years to be exact.  That probably isn’t all that long to some people, but if you measure it in Hollywood years then it’s probably somewhere around a century!  My husband wasn’t a police officer when I met him—he was a college student and an EMT—but I quickly found out that being a police officer was a dream of his. When he finally realized that dream, I had to learn how to {Read More}