Today we live in a world where the criminals are made out to be the victims. The world is making our protectors out to be the scary ones. Everything is somehow turned into a "hate crime". Heroes are those who risk their lives everyday to protect our world and make it a better place.
"Greater love has no one than this, to lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13
Police officers are out there making our street safer for you, me and our families while their families are sitting home hoping and praying that their loved one will come home unharmed. The fear on a wife's face when they get a call in the middle of the night.
My family owns a body shop and wrecker company and I know when my dad gets calls in the middle of the night, my mom is awake until he walks back through the door. I couldn't imagine the fear of a police officer's wife. They are very strong women, knowing that their loved one is out their putting his life on the line to protect others.
A few nights ago, we had a precious friend taken from us in a horrible accident while he was trying to help another victim from an earlier accident. That next evening, I had the privilege of taking "law enforcement" pictures for two of the officers that were first on the scene. I could see the pain in their eyes when they told me that they worked the wreck. These officers see things day in and day out that no one should ever see. They are out there risking their lives for us. They leave their families at home to do the job that only the brave can do.
I have always been scared of police officers. Not because they are scary personally... but because I've always been scared of getting in trouble. I'm one of those girls who never got in trouble and would always follow the rules... so when I get pulled over, the tears start falling and my heart starts racing. But after meeting these sweet families, I have developed a whole new respect for our men and women in uniform. They are nothing but good and caring.
These families are in my prayers and so are all the first responders. May God bless and protect you, always.