Wednesday, February 24, 2010

In the Line of Duty...

I never want to see squads roll up to my house because if they do it means that something happened to Jeff in the line of duty. On Monday morning a sweet family from church had their world turned upside down. The husband, a sergeant on the police force, was at work and on the way to a call when his car hit ice and hit a tree. A few hours later he was gone. This mother of three is now a widow and her children fatherless. It just breaks my heart. I have been asked by several people from our church if I am doing ok since my husband has the same occupation but in reality every time we leave the house we could get in a deadly car accident. I know my husband's job puts him at higher risk because going to calls he drives faster than the speed limit, for obvious reasons. The only comfort we have is in knowing that he is in the presence of the Lord and we will one day get to see him but that doesn't really feel very comforting at the moment. I just ask that you pray for his wife and daughters. Just thinking about all the things he won't be able to be around for just makes me want to cry. I just pray that his life and the funeral will be honoring and glorying to God as there will be probably thousands of police at the services. The wake is tomorrow and the funeral Friday. Just hug and kiss your spouse and kids because we really don't know when God is going to call us home.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sending our prayers.
The Bierman's

The Patterson's said...

I can't imagine how they are feeling. Thinking of the family!

Kat said...

Oh how horrible. That is just so sad. I can't imagine it.

You are right though. We never know when we will go so we have to make the most of each moment.

mikeanddebbie said...

So, so sad. I'll say a prayer for that family.

sarahgrace said...

How scary, Tonya.
We'll just pray for God's protection over your hubby and your family, as well as the many other officer-husbands of friends and family I know. And we pray for comfort and peace and provision for the family that lost their husband and father.