Sunday, June 13, 2010


We are finished!!

CC's Academy graduation was this past week! What an exciting time.

It was so great to meet all of the people that CC had been talking about for so long. All of his Cadet-mates (I think I just made that up, yes, I did) had lots of great praises about him. His teachers and higher-up officers had lots of good things to say about him. It was also wonderful to know have them thank me and all of my sacrifice to have him go through this training. I know this is a career move for him, but I have found (and many of you have told me) this is a career for both of us! He came away with the Top Academic award as well as Top Cadet! He did well and everyone here was very proud of him. God allowed us to persevere through these times, and it was hard, but I know it's going to be worth it!

This also brings the much awaited gun carrying. CC has been very good with it, and of course all of our loved ones, family and friends, have been very interested in seeing his gun and talking about it. CC is just so skinny that he has to be extra cautious in his concealing because the grip on the gun easily sticks out. We are in the process of looking into a gun with a shorter grip, he just doesn't have it yet. CC has been consistently checking his shirt, and sitting a little funny, just to try to make sure it's not so obvious! CC told me this morning on our way in to church that his inspectors told them a clue to a rookie cop is that they wear the "cool" sunglasses and are constantly checking their shirt to make sure their weapon is covered. It's so true!! It's new though, I won't start making fun of him too much until it's been a few weeks! And surprisingly, I have not been too weirded out by this gun thing. I'll get used to it I know.
Work starts tomorrow morning for him. Even though I might not get to see him a bunch because of his schedule, at least he's at home! We're actually going to get to go to a little social event on a Sunday evening, TOGETHER! It's been practically 5 months since that's happened! Yippee!! I'm also going to have to remind myself how to cook meals! (It's been so easy to have cereal and small things while he's been gone)
I'm so proud of my officer! I'm so glad he's through with this stage. I've been waiting for this for over a year. Now on to FTO! :)

(I had to post this picture just because he looks so good! A man in uniform is an attractive one! Probably the only time I'll get away with putting his face on here.)


  1. Congrats! What a sweet picture. Feels good to be done, huh? By the way, OH has been an officer for over four years and still checks to make sure his shirt is covering his gun! This morning in church I had my arm around his waist and he kept tugging at his shirt, making sure I wasn't exposing anything! Haha!!

  2. whoo hoo! I know what it feels like to wait a year to be done with it all! It is a VERY exciting time. COngrats to you both. Sounds like he did SO well. And such a vute picture of the two of you by the way. . .

    Can't wait to hear more!

  3. Congratulations (to both of you!)
    And welcome to a "new normal" life.
    Trust me, you will get use to the gun poking out from under the shirt. And you will get use to leaning in for a hug and get "gunned" all the time.
    That is a great picture of the two of you.

  4. congratulations to the both of you and welcome to the family. It's a wild ride and you will never look at life the same again. Blessings to the both of you! Right about where you are we were newlyweds and didn't get to go on our honey moon until after graduation. Its seems so long ago but it's a blissful time!
    Best to both of you!
    Your friend over at The Blessings of Modern Domestication.