A Police Wife is more courageous than her Police Officer. He has a gun, a vest and other officers. She faces these things alone with just her love to get her through it. She uses the strength of her character to survive.
She knows when he has had a bad day.
She understands when he says, "I can’t". She waits until he can.
She knows when to ask and when to just reach out and touch his arm. She is always there for him.
She never lets him leave without a kiss and an I love you. Even when she is mad at him.
She means it with all her heart and soul when she says I love you and be careful.
She puts a blue candle in her window to remember the fallen.
She has learned to accept what she cannot change.
She accepts that strangers will always come first when he is working.
She won’t like it though.
She has learned to be flexible.
She has found strength she did not know she had.
She has found courage she did not know existed.
She has known sorrow and pain, mind numbing, heart stopping sorrow and pain and yet she made it through and found peace.
She knows the joy of a simple note left on the counter after he left for work.
She knows the happiness that five minutes stolen in a parking lot brings.
She stands tall in the face of adversity.
She holds her head high when people mock him or make disparaging comments about his profession.
She comforts him when he is hurting.
She encourages him when he is down.
She gives him strength when he is weak.
She holds him when words won’t help.
She calms him in the darkness when the demons won’t let him rest.
She leads him from the darkness of the evil he works in at the end of his shift.
She waits patiently for his return at the end of his shift.
My Police Wife, as I like to say is Crunchy on the outside, but tender on the inside.
She is crunchy to protect herself from the looks and words of others.
She is crunchy to help her make it through her days and nights spent alone.
She is crunchy to protect his family while he protects others.
She only shows her tenderness to those that understand her life.
She cries when he leaves to face the unknown.
She cries when she is alone in bed.
She prays as she watches him drive away.
She lays awake, waiting for him when she should be sleeping.
She longs for the sound of his keys in the door, the sound of velcro and belt keepers.
Her heart skips a beat when the phone rings at night and he is not there.
She pauses when she hears a siren, hoping he is being careful.
She understands what no one else can.
She cherishes each and every moment she has with him.
She loves him when others hate him and what he stands for.
She goes with him to comfort others who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Hoping it is never her.
My wife is a Police Wife and she knows all these things. She is my best friend, my support and MY HERO.
I love her so much and she makes me so proud.
Thank you all for being who you are.
Written by a leo about his wife.......