On April 26th, the best thing happened. Its been a long and hard 6 months for the 11 people who finally graduated with flying colors.
I got off of work early Thursday, so I could go home and get ready for the night we all have been waiting for. After getting ready, I got a ride to a church that was hosting a graduation ceremony.
What graduation ceremony?
My husband graduated the Police Academy!!! He and his 10 class mates are official Law Enforcement Officers for our city.
These 11 cadets trained through rain and sun. Blood, sweat and tears, to get to where they are today.
During the ceremony, we were treated to a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem, sung by one of the cadets. An amazing speech by the Chief herself and some smiles as family members of the cadets pinned on their badges.
Of course, my hubby had me pin his badge on. I was honored and tried my best not to start crying in happy tears.
I have been supporting my husband through the past 6 months. There were times that he thought he would’t be able to make it through. Tests he was worried he didn’t pass. I was his optimistic rock through it all.
There were times I had people ask me if I thought I could handle it. Knowing he was going to risk his life everyday to keep us safe. Knowing how hateful our country has become. Knowing that more and more people are starting to hate cops, even murder them. my answer was always the same.
As long as he comes home safe, I will be grateful.
My husband has been my best friend. The talk has gone back and forth to Law Enforcement. Part of me always knew, that we were going to be in this life style, one way or another.
My cousin, Sarah, is the first of us to go near Law Enforcement. She is a Forensics Technician. Which I think is the coolest job ever!!!! Sarah is my inspiration to finally go back to school. Rather late, but better than never. I have always thought that doing her job would be totally awesome!!! But it looks like I will have to sit on the sidelines as I figure out which road I am planning to walk.
Even better thing, about having family in the PD? These two will most likely see each other more often! My crazy cousin and I, I don’t know how my hubby could stand us being together. We’re normally too wild for everyone.
Another person who graduated, is our good friend Edwin Gonzalez (Gonzo). Ashton and Gonzo supported each other, stood by each other’s side since day one. They became fast friends and poor Gonzo is now being dragged into my family life.
We treat him like family after all.
My family is a long line of Military. Mostly Army. But we do have a Marine. (Sarah’s dad.) My brothers have joined the Army. My Dad retired. Sarah’s dad is getting ready to retire.
Ashton’s family is a long line of cable linemen. For the last 4 years, my husband and his brother worked with their dad on keeping our cable up and running. When Ashton decided to go to law enforcement, Seth decided to go to Lineman school to expand his career from cable to power. So you can imagine the shock we all had. But I can tell you one thing, we all couldn’t be prouder.
Especially their parents.
I mean look at these faces!!! None of us could’ve ever imagine that 2018 was going to be the year of changes.
In the end, I can conclude the post with this.
CONGRADULATIONS to the 2017-2 BLET Academy!!!! I am so proud of every last one of you!!!!!
Especially to my wonderful husband! I knew you would make it! I am beyond proud for you.
Until next time!!!!
Great God in heaven, ruler of heaven and earth, I am praying for our local police officers but also for firefighters and emergency medical staff too and ask for your protection for them today and to watch over them from above and to guide them in their decision making as they do their duties. Please hold them firmly in your caring hands and to keep them from danger so that they can protect us from those who would seek to harm us. Give them the strength to carry on when tragedy strikes, to give them the courage to face the dangers that are so present in this world, and to watch over their own families too as they also need the comfort and prayers of the community and so for these things I pray and for the glory and honor of the name in which I pray, Jesus Christ, amen.
Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”