What have I learned in my nearly 3 years as a law enforcement officer’s wife (LEOW for short)? It’s not easy. It will never be easy. In fact, a lot of times, it sucks hard, but it’s always so, so worth it.
Friends ask me how I do it- put up with the weird hours, the night shifts, the worry, and adjusting pretty much my whole life to fit this crazy LEO lifestyle. The answer is simple. I do it because I love him; I loved him well before this job and all the things that come with it.
The cliché that “this job is a calling,” is so true. I honestly don’t think JD could be happy doing anything else. I support him because I want him to be happy, because the world needs men and women like him. That is the blessing and curse of loving a man like that. You love him for the sacrifices he’s willing to make in order to serve the greater good, even if it means you make those sacrifices along with him.