The past few days have been very difficult for many Americans.
People are hurting. People are angry.
I am hurting because fellow law enforcement families are hurting.
I am angry because this shouldn’t have happened.
I have been crying for God to bring peace.
I have been praying for the families and for those that still stand as the thin blue line.
As I look at my husband, I see a man who loves his family. He would do anything for us.
He would also do anything for you.
He signed up to stand between the right and wrong and give his life if necessary.
As a wife, that scares me.
Will God require that of our family?
I see social media posts that speak negatively of cops.
They say police are murderers.
They say they are out to kill people based on race.
I know I don’t get what it is like to be of a different skin color.
I know I will never understand what it is like to fear the police.
I do not know that fear.
I do know a fear.
The fear that my husband will leave our home for shift and the worst could happen.
Because of his job, he could be taken from us.
Because of his job, I could be raising our children alone.
That fear is in the back of my mind 24/7.
To me, he’s so much more than just a cop.
He’s the father of our 5 beautiful children.
He’s sometimes grumpy.
But he’s mine.
Today I sat at a department picnic and I looked around at the other officers.
They were there with their families.
They were from each and every background you can imagine.
Light skin, dark skin.
My kids play with their kids.
They laugh and giggle and chase.
I’m friends with the wives.
All of them are willing to anything for you.
Even give their life.
I cannot imagine losing any of them.
Please pray for our law enforcement officers.
Pray for those that have lost loves ones.
Above all, remember this:
“We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” ~ Ephesians 6:12
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This was beautiful. My dad was a police officer, and my brother is a police offer. Please know that your husband will be included in my prayers for all police officers.
Thank you Jackie!