Monday, June 24, 2013

Leon's Graduation.

"Being Courageous is not just about running into a burning building in public, it's about being a hero in secret too!" - Sargent from the academy.

As of last Friday I am proud to say I am married to an official police officer. Who is not only a hero on the streets. Protecting the innocent, fighting crime & looking so amazing in his uniform. He's also a hero at home as he continues to lead us as a family after God's own heart. Something we strive to do and be each and every day.

As I have gotten to know some Police officers and as I am married to one now I often think back to Face book and twitter updates, conversations I have overheard, and just random google rambling about how horrible police officers are, and how they call them disrespectful names. It really makes me mad these days because I know great cops that are admirable and honorable and for someone to call them "Pigs" is just wrong.

Now don't get me wrong. I'm not naive. I do know that some officers are no where near honorable. I have met one Officer that is only a cop to get ladies, and to take advantage of his authority. People like that shouldn't even be cops. I can agree with that. But just because these 30 percent of cops are jerks doesn't make all of them jerks. In my opinion and what is truth these ladies and gents are heroes! 
The Sargent making his speech.
Leon about to go receive his diploma.
Waiting for my officer.
Leon and his class mate
Father & Son
My man in uniform!!!
Leon and our spiritual dad's!

 This was a day we have all been waiting for. The day is finally here. My husband  has a career! This has been a long journey of waiting, and seeking, and just praying and asking God for career wisdom. We have been through the Army, Marines, Navy, and who knows what else but nothing worked out and every time a door was closed and finally this one opened. This is the beginning of something great! I know Leon's going to be the best cop!

Here is a poem I came across on Facebook for such a time as this.

An Officer’s Life
*You wonder why he pulled you over and gave you a ticket for speeding,
He just worked an accident where people died because they were going too fast.
*You wonder why that cop was so mean,
He just got done working a case where a drunk driver killed a kid.
*You work for 8 hours,
He works for up to 18 hours.
*You drink hot coffee to stay awake,
The cold rain in the middle of the night keeps him awake.
*You complain of a "headache," and call in sick,
He goes into work still hurt and sore from the guy he had to fight the night before.
*You drink your coffee on your way to the mall,
He spills his as he runs Code 3 to a traffic crash with kids trapped inside.
*You make sure you're cell phone is in your pocket before you leave the house,
He makes sure his gun is clean and fully loaded and his vest is tight.
*You talk trash about your "buddies" that aren't with you,
He watches his buddy get shot at, and wounded in front of him.
*You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls,
He walks down the highway looking for body parts from a traffic crash.
*You complain about how hot it is,
He wears fifty pounds of gear and a bullet proof vest in July and still runs around chasing crack heads.
*You go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order wrong,
He runs out before he gets his food to respond to an armed robbery.
*You get out of bed in the morning and take your time getting ready,
He gets called out of bed at 2 am after working 12 hours and has to be into work A.S.A.P. for a homicide.
*You go to the mall and get your hair redone,
He holds the hair of some college girl while shes puking in the back of his patrol car.
*You're angry because your class ran 5 minutes over,
His shift ended 4 hours ago and there's no end in sight.
*You call your girlfriend and set a date for tonight,
He can't make any plans because on his off days he still gets called back into work.
*You yell and scream at the squad car that just past you because they slowed you down,
He's in the driver seat of the squad car, going to cut somebody out of their car.
*You roll your eyes when a baby cries in public,
He picks up a dead child in his arms and prays that it was crying.
*You criticize your police department and say they're never there quick enough,
He blasts the siren while the person in front of him refuses to move while talking on their cell phone.
*You hear the jokes about fallen officers and say they should have known better,
He is a hero and runs into situations when everyone else is running away in order to make sure no one else gets hurt and loses his life doing it.
*You are asked to go to the store by your parents, you don't,
He would take a bullet for his buddy without question.
*You sit there and judge him, saying that it's a waste of money to have them around,
Yet as soon as you need help he is there. -Author Unknown

God bless our Cops!

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LaynahRose said...

Congratulations to him! I know that is an accomplishment. I know a few police officers that are some of the best people I have ever met. The bad ones just give them all a bad uncle being one of those, unfortunately.

Nicole said...

Congratulations! That is a pretty awesome accomplishment.

kandis lake said...

Congrats to your hubby! Yay for you guys! What a blessing that your husband can start his career, and what am honorable career to go into! :)


kandis lake said...

Sorry *an haha!

~Glory~ said...

Congrats! This is the start of another journey! God Bless!

~~Came here from The Petites @ Caravan Sonnet!

~Glory~ said...

Also! Followed you on Bloglovin

Caravan Sonnet said...

CONGRATS to your hubby! I am so thankful that you highlighted this as our police officers are such an important part of our lives and our country! What an amazing accomplishment to him and TO YOU! :) Excited to read as this new season and journey begins! :)
:) Rebecca
p.s.- thank you so much for linking up today at the petites! I am confident that so many lovely people are going to find the joy in discovering your blog that I did! What a lovely space to come to and always be so encouraged and challenged!! :)

tiff@thecoffeehouse said...

That's awesome! Congrats to him!! And you. :)

Sarah Nicole said...

Yay! Congrats to your sweet family on this new chapter! You all will be blessed for sure! :)

Laura said...

;o) I am leaving too many comments! The more I read the more I feel compelled to read! My hubs is an LEO also! ;o) So fun!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful love ya