Thursday, January 5, 2012

SO Grateful...

For those of you who haven't been made aware, there was an incident last night in Ogden. Several police officers were shot and wounded severely, and one even died. The news has been buzzing about it all day.

It's all so sad. These men literally put their lives on the line to keep people safe. There's no higher calling, in my opinion, than being in the police force or the military.

And this is all I can think about today: I am SO grateful for Scott's asthma...

And here's why:

Scott's asthma is so severe that he has landed in the hospital for it several times. He'll be on a controller for the rest of forever and has to carry around an inhaler just in case. Most of the time it is totally under control, but it gets pretty bad sometimes, particularly when he gets sick.

Scott wanted to go into the military, to serve his country and protect its people. But they wouldn't take him because of his asthma. When he found this out, he wanted to become a police officer.

Scott is a very loyal, strong, protective person. If something threatens me, he jumps in and takes care of it, no matter what. He's protective of me emotionally, too. I love this.

He would have made an excellent police officer. And I would have been so proud of him. But because of a lot of different things, he ended up being a computer engineer, and he enjoys it most of the time, and I feel more secure about it.

But I'm just very very grateful that he ended up where he is, because I don't know what I'd do without him. I can't even imagine how it would feel to wonder every single morning whether he would be coming home from work or not. My heart goes out to the families of the police officers who were shot or killed.

2 comments:

magnoliathoughts.com said...

those poor families...

i was seriously worried that when the man went to nigeria last year, that it was going to be the beginning of a pattern of travel into dangerous places. hell, he has this friend (who HATES ME, by the way) who lives and works in south sudan, and she keeps saying to him when she's here, "you totally need to come visit me. you need to join this business venture with me. you and i would have a blast."

leaving the whole this-girl-and-me angle aside, the idea of him entering a field that would require travel to war zones is terrifying. so i identify with this...

Kim said...

I randomly heard something about this the other day and thought of you.

Such a scary thing to happen.