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Back The Blue Whatever You Do! You Have No Idea What We Go Through!

 

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Back the Blue

Whatever You Do!

You Have No Idea

What We Go Through!

The simplicity prevailing from the heartfelt stories heard from many desperate, yet heroic, LEO (law enforcement officer) wives is overwhelming.  One shares, My comfort is governed by the fact of feeling his skin sleeping next to my scared and fragile body.  Another shares, The comforting sound and melody of his snores when I have not heard even the slightest peep from him in days.  Many announce, The power coming from the thunder of his boots as he quietly opens the front door.  One reiterates, The fact and reassurance in knowing that My Man is home, even if all that means is to catch but a glimpse of him similar to checking on the kids before bed.  Many share that the comfort and solace to their freaked out persona is found in his touch and those tender and meaningful moments of his gentle kisses!

The most disturbing and heartbreaking due to today’s violence…  His backup is on the other end of the island.  I do not dare get off my knees once he leaves the house.  I’m afraid!!!  What if he needs backup and gets shot and I fall asleep and don’t hear the phone?  I am so overwhelmed and exhausted!  Even our kids are full of fear.

I don’t know about you because I’m guilty here, but a common phrase that a lot of us girls utter vicariously is, “Oh, I love a man in uniform.”  What many of us girls don’t realize is that being the beloved bride of a law enforcement officer requires selfless loving.  Want to know how to live out the definition of 1 John 4:7-21, marry into law enforcement.  This means there’s no room to be weak, needy, insecure, clingy or even self-centered.   No one ever said it would cost so much; yet night shift wives grieve, “That’s when their scent on the pillow has to be enough!”

Matthew 5:9 tells us that “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”  We need peace today in our culture, especially as fragile as the world is today.  Just because some bad cops refuse to honor the badge, it does not mean the integrity and character of all law enforcement is corrupted. 

Instead of bringing division through disagreements and violence and riots to get our voices heard, how about we take that negative energy, agree to disagree, and exert it in praying for the lives of all law enforcement officers and their families, especially the wives.  These courageous women grow more fearful each passing day and we need to extend our love, support and encouragement to include more than just prayer. 

The image below disturbs me because of its validity and truth.  There is heightened awareness needed here, “Come Home Safe”?  Ponder that.  A gentle reminder implanted on the backside of the front door.

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My heart is heavy, especially right now, for all law enforcement officers, their wives/partners and children.  They give so much to their communities to keep order and control, and yes, even a speeding ticket for those of us who need to slow down at times, so shouldn’t we in turn give back a little of our time to pray for, pray over, love on, support and encourage those who are doing everything in their power to be the peacemakers that Jesus talks about? 

If you know of a police officer and their family, won’t you please consider offering some sort of comfort and encouragement to them by offering to pray for daily protection, bring a meal, drop some flowers off, offer hugs and a listening ear, even an introduction, and just let them know how much we appreciate EVERYTHING THEY DO!  Who knows, you might make a friend for life, but if not, you are pouring out love and bringing unity into our communities by reaching outside of the comforts of your own protected home and offering golden nuggets filled with love as you sprinkle support that will initiate peace that surpasses all knowledge.  Peace is the golden nugget here that can only be found in Love! 

This post is dedicated to all law enforcement wives/partners and their families…

With Special Honor and Dedication to a Woman and Wife of Nobel Character, a Courageous Warrior, My Friend For Life, who bravely covers her husband in prayer each and every day as he performs his duties to serve, defend and protect his community, Sheena Higgins! 

The World Is A Better Place Because Of You, Beautiful Sheena!  Thank You!

Tammy Tangent Tuesdays ~ Love & Support Our Law Enforcement

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Tammy Tangent Tuesdays

Dare to Care and Share

~ Support our Officers ~

Let’s bring unity back into our communities!

Hello Beautiful, I know I’m currently on sabbatical, but due to the state of emergency and attack on each and every gender, race, religion, and the vicious attacks on our amazing and much-needed law enforcement; in order to restore order and control from all this chaos and destruction causing division, I felt it imperative to plead for prayer for restoration back into our communities.  We all make a difference; and though there may be a few rotten apples in the bunch, it does not mean they’re all rotten.  We need to take all that negative energy and focus back to bringing peace and unity back into our communities.

It’s that time again, it’s Tammy Tangent Tuesdays!!!  This Blameless Police SWATweekly challenge is to go out into our communities and show our love and support by acknowledging the men and women who put their lives on the line each and every day to serve, defend and protect us!  And with the raging wars, protests and violence in our world today, please understand how vital it is for the peace, restoration and unity back into our communities to constantly rally around our law enforcement officers!  They need love more than many of us could even imagine, along with a hug, a handshake, a prayer, and acknowledgement for all they do in protecting and serving our communities!  Their lives matter, too!

Please understand how imperative it is for initiating this support through unity back into our communities by rallying around our law enforcement through love, support, prayers and encouragement.  We can accomplish this by letting them know how much we appreciate them for all they do on a daily basis with random thank-you cards of support and encouragement along with possibly a great cup of java!  Starbucks gift cards anyone?

Blameless Police OfficersWhen a police officer is sworn in, they take an oath to serve and protect the lives and property of others, while defending and keeping the public safe.  These brave men and women are constantly on high alert and live under tremendous stress.  They don’t leave their homes and families worrying they might not make it home, they just pray that their dedication and service can make a difference while defending and protecting their community.  Don’t let bad press or a few bad apples cloud the respect and honor these brave men and women are so deservant of!  They need our support more than ever!  They operate under more fear than any of us could possibly comprehend.  Only Great Love can diffuse that fear!

For all of the wonderful parents and grandparents out there looking for a great summer activity, even summer school teachers, and a fun craft/art project that will keep everyone cool and happy, is to have the kids make thank-you cards and draw up cute letters to drop off at your local police departments; and for the rest of us, to send a simple email, a written card, or personally handing them a Starbucks $5 gift card with a thank-you note blessing them with words of gratitude for all they do and that we are supporting them along the way and praying for them!  They want and need our prayers.

Blameless Amazing OfficerWeekly Challenge:  Let’s get together and go out into our communities and give a loud and great big “Thank You” to all of our law enforcement officers.  Let’s start showering them with love and support through gratitude and praise for all they do by handing them a Starbucks Coffee gift card, along with writing out a thank you note, offering hugs, words of encouragement, and a whole lot of praise and prayer!  They really do want our prayers; that perfect covering of love.  Keep a few of these cards in your purse and a few in the cup holder of your car; you’ll never know when you might be blessed to hand one out!  Let them know personally how much they’re appreciated.  Remember, they’ve made a vow to serve and protect; they really do care about those they protect and want to engage with us and get to know us and our needs.  We all need to be AFFIRMED!!!  

Grab your girlfriends, your church community, children and grandchildren and share the love through support!  What a great way to model to our kids our respect for authority and unity in our communities through giving back while firemen tragedyhaving fun by loving on and blessing others with random acts of kindness and cheerful smiles radiating that Beautiful You!

They do so much for us, let’s do what we can to say “THANK YOU.”  We all have a role and responsibility in contributing to our own neighborhoods and communities by helping restore the unity and what a great way to start, through the support and encouragement of our law enforcement officers before it’s too late!  We all need to do our part and we all have a responsibility in delivering such!

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 Have a great week!  Thank you for being Beautiful You!

Dedicated to Officer Jason Higgins of Bradenton Beach, Florida!