I was never a "real" Police Officer. I'm not ashamed to admit that. I was a Navy Master-At-Arms & a VA Police Officer for a brief moment in time.
But what I wouldn't give to be a real cop. To be able to help people, to solve mysteries, to feel like I was really making a difference.
I used to put on my uniform everyday & think nothing of it. Sure, once in awhile I felt proud of myself for serving my country, but I never thought I was doing anything particularly spectacular. Since I've gotten out of the Navy I've realized that I was doing something special. Not everyone can serve their country. Not everyone can travel all over the world, not seeing their families for months at a time. Not everyone can go through boot camp.
I did something good. & I also did something good by choosing to get out & serve my family. Being able to be home with Cody & Sawyer is a huge blessing that some mothers only dream about.
But I'd be lying if I said I wasn't restless. I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss putting on my uniform. O\r if I didn't miss carrying a gun. Or feeling like I was a part of something bigger.