I've been missing and have also been highly unmotivated to blog. We have had a busy last couple of weeks and then this past weekend we went to my brother's wedding. It was lovely and we got to see lots of family. Then I find out today that my mom had exploratory surgery and some polyps were removed that they think are benign? They didn't tell anyone about it. My sister just happened to call my dad and he said he was at the hospital waiting for my mom to come out of surgery. Such is the way of my family. Not telling anyone anything so they won't worry. Or not telling you anything because it's none of your business! Here's a picture of my brother and his wife's first kiss after getting married. They will be living in San Diego.
Thank youFabuleslie for the blog award. It doesn't come with any rules or anything and I'm not sure if there's an official name of the award, but it says, Circle of Friends Award. Leslie is hilarious. She's not an LEO, but she is a public servant. A first grade teacher! She tells funny school stories, shows some interesting finds in Austin Texas, and lots more. Thanks Leslie. I've been enjoying reading her blog.
Now onto the meat and potatoes. We are coming up on the one year anniversary of HF being an LEO. (One year ago, I was sayin', "what in tarnation does LEO mean?!") I started reading police blogs and police wife blogs and people were throwing around terms like LEO and the such and now I'm in the know! It's Law Enforcement Officer incase you were wondering like I was.
Lately I've been reflecting on the past year. One thing that came to mind was that whenever we get together with friends, the talk always turns into cop talk. Everyone wants to hear stories, and they have a story about a "bad cop" (or my personal favorite term, a rogue cop) that really screwed them over, etc. For the most part, HF is enjoying talking to close friends and family about the ins and outs of his job. Then there's that special category of people that I haven't yet categorized, but it's the kind of person or people where all you can do is shake your head and just simply know that they just don't get "it" and probably never will.
Here's an example of some of the questions that HF gets on a regular basis from family and friends. This is from a text message sent on Sunday (let's call this person Rick):
Rick: hey, is making explosives against the law? LOL.
Rick: On what level. Federal?
HF: All levels.
Rick: Okay. Can you be charged after if you are on video?
HF: Yes, and text messages are discoverable.
Rick: And this conversation right?
Rick: Well I didn't make any.
HF: Good for you.
Rick: Well gotta run
Do you know what I'm talking about? Sometimes people's questions are funny and not a big deal. And sometimes it just gets old. HF has had a few times when he doesn't feel like getting together with friends or family because he doesn't want to talk about work, and he doesn't want to command all the attention. It's also interesting to note that HF has said that sometimes it seems like people don't want to be friends because he's a cop or they do want to be friends because he's a cop. Lots of little changes that you don't really think about until they are actually happening I guess.
I am a rookie police wife. My husband HF graduated the police academy in May 2009. We are the proud parents of three children ages 8-14. We are also a proud police family and feel like this is what we were meant to do. Life is good.