Have you seen the list of polive wives, girlfriends, and mothers I have over there on the right? And those are just the ones that have blogs. That doesn't include the ones that are milling around on forums and that are following without blogs or have private blogs. I'm just impressed with the growing numbers.
A few months ago, at the height of isolation with a husband in the academy and working, a newborn, and not knowing a soul in law enforcement, I did a google search for police wives. I tried variations like, Police blogs, police wife blogs, etc. The search essentially turned up nothing except some forums which are great, but I wanted blogs. The very first one I found was Married to the Law (hi cops wife!). And it was exactly what I needed and was looking for. I reached out in desperation and total cluelessness, and found a "kindred spirit" so to speak and then through the weeks and now months, I have connected with so many other police wives. It truly is amazing, helpful, and fun. I know that I can say anything, ask anything, and I will be answered, understood, and comforted.
It's also helped me have a way of connecting with HF. I know it helps him that I am fully embracing this lifestyle and looking for my own little niche within the community. I am happy, even excited. I may not understand everything he tells me right now, but I know that through reading other wife blogs, and especially the cop blogs, I will learn more, understand more, and just know that there is a world full of "others" which is essentially what I was looking for.
So I just want to give a special shout out to all the wives, girlfriends, fiances, and mommies. So glad to have found you all. I add them when I find them. I think there's more than 30 now!
And don't even get me started on my favorite cop/dispatch/medic blogs. That's a post for another time.
What are your favorite police-related blogs to read? Any recommendations?