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would ya look at those stripes!

Saturday, January 9, 2010




It has been over 2 months since Chris has been promoted to Sergeant and I am a horrible wife for just now getting around to doing a post on it...maybe he will forgive me :O)

Most of you already know the story of how the patrol gave him only a weeks notice to report to his new duty station and how we ran around as busy as a one legged man in a butt kickin contest to get everything in place in such a short amount of time. Don't get me wrong, I love the Highway Patrol and the opportunities they have given Chris in his career but for goodness sake give a wife at least 2 weeks to think will ya? Ya see, I am a planner, always have been, always will be.


Chris has been with the patrol since May 1998. It had been his childhood dream to be be a North Carolina State Trooper and I remember when we first met and he told me that he was an MP(military police) in the Army but that one day he would be a NC Trooper. So just 2 short years after we married he was accepted into patrol school and follow in the footsteps of his dad, who was also a NC trooper. Chris grew up living the patrol life and with his dad working crazy hours and putting his life on line for others everyday...for me it was a hard to get use to. The late nights, working holidays, birthdays & anniversaries was hard for me to adjust to. But now, it is not only Chris's job but has become part of all of our lives. It determines how we plan for everything!
In my opinion, Chris Chris deserves those strips more than anyone(I know,I biased) but he has worked so hard and so long. He is well respected in our community and amoung the patrol. He always puts others before himself. He knows the laws as well as he knows his name and trains other cadets "by the book".



I could not be more proud of him and his accomplishments. I will always stand behind him to pursue his dreams and be there to provide a swift kick in the tail when he doubts his ability. And who knows, maybe by the time he retires his badge will be a brass one!!!

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11 comments:

Cathy said...

Congrats to your husband on his promotion. I work for our local police department and have a special place in my heart for all law enforcement personnel. They are a special breed of people and I'm sure your husband does them proud!

creative gal said...

Yeah! Congrats on his promotion!

Samantha said...

Congrats to your hubby!!

Michelle said...

Congrats to your husband on all of his accomplishments!!! ;)

Becky said...

Congratulations Chris and family! I know you must be so proud:)

I am trying to look at those stripes, but all I see is the warm temps in the background. Dang....NC looks alot warmer than Ohio right now...

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Congrats to you all! That is a huge achievement to him, but also to you for being supportive to him. Way to go!

MissJody said...

One-legged-man-in-a-butt-kickin'-contest...
I haven't heard this forever!
Still cracks me up and yet, coming from you is even awesome-er! Ha!

Congrats to your hubby :) He looks very nice in his uniform!!!

WhisperingWriter said...

Congrats to your husband! That's awesome.

Jenna said...

Ok I LOVE the new blog look!!! So I didn't realize that the NC highway patrol meant he was a State trooper..I guess I'm slow. So do you always get out of tickets when you get pulled over? ha :) ps..plenty of TP here!! haha thanks for the laugh

Tamela said...

I don't know how I missed this post, but I founds it!

Congrats to your Chris Chris! I know you are so proud of him!

Resh Rene` said...

Congrats to you and the Hubs....but does this mean I now have an ACE in the pocket when it comes to speeding tickets? tehheee

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