If you are a LEO family this is no big news to you. And none of us (usually) are complaining, it is just a reminder of what our normal is. It is one heck of a different kind of normal than most other people I know.
That is why I was knocked on my butt this week when I realized there is something I just won't do when it comes to the police wife life, because as I have just explained, I do it all.
Which is totally *NOT* like me. People ask me stupid questions like this All. The. Time. "Don't you worry?" "What would happen if...?" From some people I know it is sincere and they are truly concerned. But other people who are asking me stuff; it almost feels like they have no right to ask, well... don't get me started.
But I'm tough. I do it all. I'm a police wife. So I kept my freaking-out-ness to myself and just in passing mentioned it to my mom the next time we were chatting. It felt good to have it off my chest and I could move on. I can't tell you how ecstatic I was to have that thing all put together and back in my husband's locker... yes, doing the job it was intended to do, keeping him safe(r) and sweaty on the streets.
Is there something about the job that is like nails on a chalkboard to you? This one is certainly mine!