If we’re taking this ‘love you’ idea seriously. Remembering to say ‘Love you’. Remembering to show love to other people.
It makes our hearts grow bigger.
It opens up our hearts in new ways to new people.
New understandings. New opportunities to love.
Can you feel it?
I know my heart has a lot more blue in it now. My family in Blue has helped my heart grow as they have shown so much love and care for my immediate family this last 8 months. So many people, so many tears, so many hugs. New family members who will never leave my heart.
As my heart grows, I also feel more compassion for people – especially people who have gone through a tragedy like our’s. Every report of a fallen officer tugs at my heart as I think about their family and friends going through the dark days, roller coaster weeks and painful months that we’ve gone through. That we’re still going through.
Add our blue tragedies to all of the bad things happening to other people right around us and the pain piles very high and very deep. Our love needs to pile on even higher and deeper.
There are so many different ways of showing love.
It’s very obvious that many people in our culture today don’t realize how much love and care Police Officers show them everyday. Davey told me several times that he didn’t want to spend his time catching regular citizens who made a simple mistake. He wanted to get the mean and evil people off of the streets and into jail. The monsters who murder the innocent. The losers who sell drugs to make themselves a lot of money while creating more losers. The evil ones whose only thoughts are for themselves and how to take from others.
My brothers and sisters who wear the blue uniform – you show your love every minute of every shift as you clean up the filth on our streets, helping to make them safer for the rest of us. And you continue to show your love off duty with helping others and always being part of the solution. That’s just how you are.
People who bleed blue show a very special love defined by service and honor.
We need more of that in our world.