The Police Officer’s Wife

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!


5 thoughts on “The Police Officer’s Wife

  1. This is awesome Kell.. I can only imagine the daily (nightly) anxiousness that comes with being married to a police officer or firefighter- any occupation where there is an increased threat of danger. I have had friends and family experience this, and just as I respect those that put their lives on the line to serve and protect, I respect strong women like you and your families, for supporting your loved ones and waiting up for them when they come home. That is sacrifice and it is honorable. I hope you show him your post! šŸ™‚ Thank you.

  2. This is not only a wonderful tribute to your wonderful strong husband and all the others who protect us, it is a wonderful tribute to all he families, waiting, wondering, hoping and praying the night will be safe. You warpped your poem in kisses and love.

  3. I’m just now reading your slice. How sweet. You have a strong husband who protects us. YOU are also a strong person – protecting your little JP and bringing joy to those around you every day.

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