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LEO Life Was Going Well, until it Wasn’t (as easy as I thought)

LEO Lifestyle // Valentine's Day // Express // Red

LEO Lifestyle // Valentine's Day // Express // Red

Up until two nights ago, all was going smoothly. I was adjusting nicely to this new schedule of ours and trying my best to weave it into the life I had previously known. I even thought, man… this isn’t SO bad. I could get used to Shaun being out all hours of the night or him sleeping most hours of the day. I could get used to seeing him only on the weekends when his sleep schedule was normal again. I could even get used to the idea of him being a Police Officer all together.

LEO Lifestyle // Valentine's Day // Express // Red

Until the moment I got the text, “Just got in crash with air bag… I’m on”. Figuring he meant “ok” rather than “on” and knowing he was probably in a frenzy to text, I was at ease. At least he was able to text me! That was until I didn’t hear from him for what seemed like the longest few minutes, ever. All I could see was his location and it pointed to the middle of an intersection. I tried not to play the “what if” game, it never ends well. But, it’s hard not to. Its now 1am and I’m exhausted, but he tells me to go to bed and that he was fine. I got one short phone call to update me on his whereabouts (the hospital) and what had happened. That was it. I would talk to him again the next morning.

A drunk driver ran the intersection Shaun was driving through. Luckily, the driver wasn’t going very fast… but there was definitely still an impact.

LEO Lifestyle // Valentine's Day // Express // Red

Shaun is okay and I am so glad that things didn’t end up a lot worse. I am so glad for air bags and seat belts. I am so glad for grace and blessings. The day after the accident, Shaun wasn’t the only one feeling sore. I could feel that I got an awful nights sleep and felt more tense than I’ve felt in months. Even though the accident could have been a lot worse, I still had a black cloud hanging over my head. I thought, “How would I handle the stress of something similar happening again?” Because, it’s not if it happens… but when. I know it comes with the territory, but I can only be so prepared. That’s when my routine, the routine I had just become accustomed to, felt like it was pulled out from underneath me. It became more clear then ever that there really is no routine when you love a police officer.

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LEO Lifestyle // Valentine's Day // Express // Red

But, I quickly remembered that no one, including myself, can live life thinking, “what if?” No one can control destiny and if you think you have fate by the horns, you probably want to reconsider. Even non LEO families succumb to these realities. I have learned from this experience that you can only take one day at a time and to always find something new to learn from experiences you face each and every single day. With time comes wisdom. I’ve also learned to always hug your loved ones tight and never take any moment for granted. It’s cliché, but clichés are cliché for a reason…

LEO Lifestyle // Valentine's Day // Express // Red

 

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xx, Amanda

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16 Comments

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    Sami | The Classic Brunette

    February 5, 2018

    Oh my gosh so glad he’s alright!!! On a different note, your outfit is so cute, I love the color of that sweater!

    xo
    Sami

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      Amanda

      February 8, 2018

      Thanks Sami! xx

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    Tonya

    February 2, 2018

    Oh my goodness! How scary! I am so glad hes okay and that you guys have each other! <3

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      Amanda

      February 2, 2018

      Thanks Tonya!!

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    Kait Elizabeth

    February 2, 2018

    That had to be such a scary moment!!! I’m so glad that he’s ok. I’ve had moments like this while my husband was deployed and it doesn’t get any easier but keeping the right perspective is key in dealing with it! Hugs, Kait

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      Amanda

      February 2, 2018

      I couldn’t imagine living so far from your loved one! I definitely agree perspective has a lot to do with it all. Thanks Kait!

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    Amanda

    February 2, 2018

    Yikes, I’m glad he is okay– that’s so scary!

    Very cute outfit, I love this look for Valentine’s Day– I love that the rest of the nation is freezing and in snow and we’re over here in Cali in tees and shorts!

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      Amanda

      February 2, 2018

      Right?! But I could go for some rain soon, too! Thanks for stopping by Amanda 🙂

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    Kimberly Burke

    February 2, 2018

    I love your outfit babe! I am so glad that Shaun is safe! That must of been terrifying for you and YES! Definitely always hugging my loved ones tight.

    http://www.withlovefromkimberly.com

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      Amanda

      February 2, 2018

      Thanks so much Kimberly!! XO

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    Liz Pacini

    February 2, 2018

    Wow, what a scary experience! I’m so glad he is ok. That must have been terrifying! You’re amazing for sharing this… every day we learn how to handle certain situations better! Side note: you’re outfit is awesome! Love how you paired the red sweater with the white shorts and bold heels. Keep up the good work!

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      Amanda

      February 2, 2018

      I agree, we are always learning something new! Thanks girl!!

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    Delia

    February 2, 2018

    Love this whole outfit!!! Love the hair tie! The shorts! The shoes!!! So cute!

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      Amanda

      February 2, 2018

      Thanks so much Delia!

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    Kileen

    February 2, 2018

    Omg! I am sure that must have been terrifying for both of you, sorry you guys had to go through that but glad to hear he is okay!!

    And I love your outfit girl, those heels are so cute!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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      Amanda

      February 2, 2018

      It was, but I’m so glad it wasn’t worse! Thanks girl!! xx

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