Just found out that Rev can't go with me to Cali this July :(
I booked a destination wedding, they are flying me and an assistant out at the end of July for 2 days for the event.... we were going to make it our vacation this year (just stay an extra night or two) since we won't be able to afford a nice one this year otherwise.
So, we thought we had it all figured out so that he would only have to take (one) unpaid day off.
Come to find out it's not "2 on, 2 off, 2 on, 3 off." It's "2 on, 2 off, 3 on, 2 off, 2 on, 3 off".
Oh my gosh.. just kill me now! How am I ever going to keep up with these kind of hours????
Yeah so he won't be able to go. He'd have to take 3 days off and that just doesn't make sense for us right now.
My sister will be able to go with me... she normally photographs my weddings with me anyway (she is awesome!). It won't be the same though.
Dang 2 off 3 off 3 on stupid scheduling messed it all up!!!
It seems like there are a lot of "First Days" in law enforcement.
First day in the Detectives department, first day on the new crew, first day on the new shift.... It goes on and on!
Today was Rev's first day in full dress :) Gosh, my guy looks good in that uniform! Like.... smokin' good!
His first day in uniform out on the beat with his FTO, and is now safely on his way back home.
Tonight we have his dad's 50th birthday party. He originally was scheduled to work tonight (would have been his first night shift)... he got some flack when he mentioned it to his Cpl.... a little ribbing about being the new guy and already asking for a day off lol. He was going to still work, but his Cpl told him to take the night to be with his family. I don't know how if the family really understands that it was A BIG DEAL that he got this night off!
I know there will be multitudes of family functions in our future that he will have to miss, but for now I'm thankful that he will be at this one. It will mean a lot to his dad (who is celebrating a year of being cancer free!).
First day in uniform, first time getting off for a family function :) It's been a good day!
A year and a half ago we found out that my husband was accepted into the police academy. We had been married a little over 4 years... after much prayer and guidance-seeking my husband applied to the academy and got it!
He did so well throughout the year - he took night classes - becoming Sgt. of the class and receiving the physical fitness award, academic achievement award, and becoming a member of the Deans List. While in the academy, one of his teachers pointed out that he looks a bit like the Reverend from the HBO show "True Blood". The name Rev stuck.
Rev graduated in December, and by the end of January had a full time job as a Deputy Office.
It has been a lot of give-and-take. It's put some strain on us, but I think that it has made us stronger and our marriage is stronger at this moment than it has ever been. I'm so proud of him and what he has already accomplished.
During this time I've developed and grown my photography business which allows me to set my own hours and be my own boss. This is AWESOME for us - it allows us time to be together while still having our own careers. I photograph local and destination weddings, which gives us the opportunity to travel often together.
After saying all that.... I am so new to this.
There are times when I want to wake up.... to know that my husband will be besides me in bed, not out patroling the streets.
There are moments that I'm very lonely. I have 3 dogs to keep me company, but since I work from home I am by myself the majority of the time. I love my pups, but conversations tend to be one-sided!
Sometimes I feel like I don't understand Rev enough.... but then, as much as he shares with me and tries to keep me updated on his life when I'm not around... there are things that I almost don't want to know. Does that even make sense?
So this is the journey that we are on.
I never dreamed or imagined that I would be married to a cop. Yet, here I am. I am in love with a handsome wonderful man, who wears a badge and goes out on the streets to keep both my neighbors/loved ones and idiotic/stupid strangers safe. Whether they want him there or not.
I haven't been the wife of a cop long enough to deal with the many issues, joys, successes, failures, fears that I know must come along with the title.... but I know that we can make it through anything. We have faith in God, and faith in this relationship of ours that he has cultivated. With Him, all things are possible!
So this is my journal about my life. My life loving and living with a police officer.