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Stella

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2011-01-12

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The unfolding story of one woman's journey as she finds herself suddenly in the role of a.. police officer's wife.

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  • All Lives Don't Matter
    on Jul 18, 2016
    I was saying this before three more Police Officers were shot and killed this weekend in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Before three other Officers were wounded, and sent to the hospital, to recover and worry about their fellow Officers.The placaters who ha...
  • Suddenly a Veteran
    on Jul 11, 2016
    I remember right before I had my son, I was out one night walking my dog, and ran into a neighbor I knew in passing. It was just a few weeks before I had my baby, and everyone was offering advice, or commenting, or perhaps just reminiscing.Her words...
  • Upon Waking
    on Jul 8, 2016
    I had that moment this morning; that few seconds when you wake up and think immediately of the day ahead, your mind not registering the day before quite yet, and then, just like crashing grief, my mind remembered the last few texts and tweets I sent...
  • I Can't Break My Own Rules...
    on Jun 6, 2016
    This is yet another one of those things that is somehow both tricky and frustrating and probably pretty exclusive to those of us living the Law Enforcement Life.Someone just asked me to join a Facebook Group. I liked the idea of it so I contacted the...
  • Fine by Me...
    on May 23, 2016
    Yesterday, I was getting ready to go out when I heard that an Officer was shot in Massachusetts.This morning when I hit the News, I found out that the suspect was shot and killed after an exchange of gunfire.Fine by me.
  • Did you know him?
    on May 16, 2016
    When someone dies, it's as if people come out of the woodwork to say that they knew the person.Or knew someone who knew someone who knew the person.If someone famous dies, there's this idea that if you are on the peripheral edges of that death, that...
  • Small Town Carnival
    on May 2, 2016
    Even though we live in the Sixth Borough, we live in what most people would consider a small town; it's a community right outside of The Big Apple, where cops can let out their breath for a minute.Every year our small town hosts a typical carnival-ty...
  • The Spartan Race
    on Apr 11, 2016
    In a world gone crazy, here's a great way to get it all out! The Spartan Race will improve your mind, body, and fitness and I've got a special code for anyone who's interested. Not ready yet? That's okay...grab a copy of Joe DeSena's new book, which...
  • The Things Kids Say
    on Mar 27, 2016
    Tonight while we were getting my son ready for bed, he pointed to my husband's wrist and proclaimed, "Daddy has a Glock!"We looked at each other and laughed.He was pointing to my husband's watch, which he just found out is the kind of clock you wear...
  • Out to Lunch
    on Feb 29, 2016
    My husband’s job has changed considerably in the past couple of years. While he was once a street cop with lots of interaction with the public (read: long hours on patrol) he is now at a desk more often than not. He’s still saving the world in hi...
  • The Whirlwind
    on Feb 15, 2016
    Presuming I have any readers left, I’d like to fill you all in on the whirlwind that has been my life, and then perhaps you can understand why blogging hasn’t been at the top of my pile.It’s been nuts! These past couple of months have been choc...
  • Enough Said
    on Dec 25, 2015
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  • Happy Thanksgiving!
    on Nov 26, 2015
    As NYC plays host to a Thanksgiving Tradition, I will post my favorite balloon, waiting to see him this year with my little guy and my puppy as my husband secures his post on the Parade Route.I wish you all a Very Happy Thanksgiving---whatever day yo...
  • I Stand With France
    on Nov 16, 2015
    Photo credit via Mr Finigen on RedditI spoke of this the other day, as the Paris attacks unfolded, and in the aftermath of yet another disgusting attempt by terrorists to undermine our God-Given freedom: I stand with France.I stand with the USA, and...
  • Underwhelming
    on Nov 13, 2015
    Wednesday was a long day.So was yesterday, hence the post today.The post I needed to write because even as two days have passed, it's still on my mind...and I'm sure it's still playing on my husband's mind as well.Wednesday Roc got called to go to th...
  • A Moment of Panic
    on Nov 9, 2015
    Every Police Wife knows that moment: the panic you feel when the News is reporting something and you've yet to hear from your significant other. I had a rare personal moment with a hot cup of tea this morning, and while lovingly licking my spoon, I c...
  • Black and Blue
    on Oct 28, 2015
    As the day draws to a close, I have to admit to shedding more than one tear for Officer Holder and the loss of yet another bright light from our City.There's been so much talk this week: the Black Lives Matter crew eerily silent, as "one of their own...
  • #WhyIWrite
    on Oct 21, 2015
    I was in The City yesterday when the hashtag #WhyIWrite started trending on Twitter. I don't often participate in trending tags---I usually just write whatever it is I feel---but this one was tempting. It made me think. Why do I write?As most writers...
  • #Never Forget
    on Sep 11, 2015
    Photo from photos.nj.comI could hashtag this day to death:#NeverForget#9/11#NYPD#NYPDFamily#ETCBut the bottom-line truth is that it is a mere caption of the wayI feel today.It feels surreal.Still.I chose this shot today because I like the idea of Lad...
  • Walkout
    on Sep 2, 2015
    Unlike so many other union jobs across the country, Police Officers are generally not allowed to stage a walkout, or take any other form of action in order to express their upset with the job. If things suck, if the politics are against you...if you...
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