I am still alive!! Ever since work started up again in August, it has been hard to manage my time well! CC has been around about the same time I am, so we've been spending lots of time together, and nothing has really been too exciting. We are finally seeing the ends of his Guard days and are venturing into the "prepare for Academy" days.
We are in week 7 of P90X, and it's not going as well as it did the first 4 weeks, but life has happend a little and we've stopped being so strict on the diet. But, I'm not going to let this thing run my life and free time! Luckily, CC will still continue to be home with me when we do it, so he will be my encouragement and help to continue through. I see no differences, but I know I'm stronger.
CC's department just hired a new chief this last month, and so some changes and re-organization things have been taking place which is all for the better. CC hasn't spent much time with the chief, but from all that he has heard and seen, he likes him. I know that's an important part of working in law enforcement.
CC has been a little discouraged with being where he is, but we are big proponents in the idea that everything happens for a reason. God has a plan, and there is a reason for that plan. Yes, CC would rather be at Academy right now, and he is proving to be that he should have gone, but it is what it is, and he can only make the best of it. The other cadets aren't coming back with raving reports at Academy, so of course he sees that he could have been there. But, he has a whole new experience in the training he's doing that those guys aren't going to have when they return.
CC has a little over 2 months left before he leaves for Academy, and he's hoping that they bring some more people on to go with him. One, because Academy is over 4 hours away and he doesn't want to drive back and forth by himself. Two, because they need more good officers. The force is really short-handed right now, so hopefully some good applicants will come across so that they may get moved on as well.
He is also going to get to spend a few days getting to do some "classroom" type training with a nearby city CID and some firearm training. He is pretty stoked about this! It seems that it's all coming together now! I actually feel like a real cop's wife these days with all of the gun talk and police shows on TV!
Our biggest change is his shift for the next 5 weeks. CC has finally been put on the overnight shift at least until December. We are unsure of the actual hours during the holidays, but hopefully that will work out that we can travel to go see our new nephew that should be born in the next few weeks.
I think I'm not going to mind the overnight shift too much. I think we'll see each other plenty, and he'll just sleep while I'm at work. We'll see what it does to us, but we just pray that the adjustments can be made in a timely manner and can not have a huge effect on our lives together. From experience, does anyone have any advice on dealing with a night-shift spouse that I might need to know?
Ironically, we had a lesson in our Bible Fellowship class today on letting go of our fears. I don't live my life with many fears, because I know God is in control, but I think this lesson came at a perfect time for me! I'm sure it will be a little scary going to bed by myself and feeling secure at night. I know it's not a big thing, but it can get to be a big thing if I let it.
The 2 verses I will be reminding myself this week:
Psalm 56:3 - "When I am afraid, I put my trust in You."
Psalm 56:13 - "For you have delivered my soul from death, yes, my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of life."
I pray that God can keep me safe, but most importantly, I pray that God can keep my husband safe.