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 this line of work because they want to make a difference. Let’s all just face the truth…there’s not a lot of money in this profession!!
2. You will be strong, because that’s the best option. You can sit around and whine and feel sorry for yourself, but eventually nobody is going to want to be around you!! And I don’t just mean your spouse will want to stay away—I mean, everybody will. Nobody wants to be around an energy sucker for very long and whiners are definitely energy suckers!! It’s alright if you have a bad day and you need a little pity party every now and then. Just don’t let it become your personality.
3. You will be amazing. That’s just a given. Because, you know…behind every good police officer is an even better spouse!!!!!!!!!!