Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Whatever Makes Him Happy

My husband has worked for FWPD for twenty years now. He has helped put criminals or bad people in a place they belong, he helped stranded helpless families, stopped a robber in 2003, been a good Samaritan to those who need his help.. I can go on and on of the good things a police officer like him have done to his community but I don't wanna bore you with that.

There is one thing he told me yesterday that kept me thinking until now. It is something about his career. If he is gonna push through of his dream, I would gladly support him if that makes him happy. He will be paid more for it but not much but he's got to fulfill his dream before he retires. But once he is in it, there is a possibility he works long irregular hours, works five times a day (he currently does 4 days a week, ten-hour shift) and possibly no day-off at all. I'm a little concern how it is going to affect our family, there'll be less dada's presence in the house that means less family time. Surely, we will miss him here.

I don't want to be the reason of him not pursuing in taking the test, but like he said, he doesn't wanna retire a police officer, he wants more than that, a more challenging job to help solve cases that's been cold for a while. He said, he is going to take a test to become one and hopefully when the office opens the position, he can get in if he pass the test.

In the Philippines, for you to get promoted, you should be appointed by someone who is higher rank or position than you do. If everybody approves of your qualification and you deserve the job, you will get promoted. Unlike here in America, if you want to climb up to the highest position like in the policing, you take the test and once you pass, you'll be promoted. That is exactly what my husband is going to do in the next several weeks or months. Hopefully, he'll pass as I have so much faith in him, he's an intellectual guy and I believe in him. But........ family time will be affected... I am happy where we are at in our marriage right now... I just hope, his new career wouldn't affect us.


  1. Hi Anne! Nice to meet you!
    Thanks for visiting uRieL's Library..
    I just want to share this quote to you. :)
    "Behind every great man stands great woman"
    you can do it, Anne! ♥

  2. hi Anne, was here visiting you back...
    visiting from my other blogs. please do visit if you have time. thanks!

  3. Hello Anne, Out of all your blogs, I like this one the best,(sorry not into gardening , my husband is though) so I am your newest follower. I am glad I found you, come by sometime and return the love.

    Lisa xx

  4. I am sure he would find some time to be with you and your kids. He is a good father and the best husband for you. Take care anne.

  5. Followed your blog, Ate Anne!! Thanks for visiting my blog..

    Hope everything turns out well whatever your husband decided on doing as far as his career is concerned..God bless and Happy Mother's Day to you!! :)

  6. thanks for the visit...goodluck on your husband's test! i think they are also giving promotional exam for the cops in phils...:) happy mother's day!