8:00 P.M. comes and you get in the shower to get ready to go.
I hope that these next 20 minutes go by super slow.
As you put your coat on I follow you to the door.
I give you a kiss, wishing I could give you a million more.
I tell you to be safe, I’ll see you in the morning and that I love you.
J.P. follows behind and learned to say the same thing too.
You tell us you will and you leave for the night.
I pick up J.P. and we turn off the light.
We get ready for bed and he falls asleep in my arm.
I then pray to The Lord to keep you safe from any harm.
I wake up a few times wondering if you are alright.
I do this and worry about you every single night.
And then I get woken up to a kiss on the head.
It’s 4 AM and you tell me to go to bed.
I feel a sense of relief to know that you are okay.
And I close my eyes for another hour of so before I start my long day.
I go to work, pick up J.P. and then we come home to you.
We see each other not for long, I would say maybe an hour or two.
And then 8 P.M. comes again and you get ready to go.
Even though I don’t want you to leave I just want you to know:
I don’t know how I got so lucky to have you in my life.
I am so proud of you and proud to say that I am a Chicago Police Officer’s wife!