Police Come Home for Christmas


Christmas time is my absolute favorite time of year. The lights, the music, the tree, and family, family, family. Before becoming a police spouse I never had to worry about what Christmas would look like, every year looked the same as the last. Now, I definitely cannot say the same thing. Some years we are lucky, and my husband doesn’t work at all the 24th or 25th of December, other years we barely see him and must carve out time in between shifts and sleeping.


I know the question has been raised before in Facebook threads, spouses with young kids trying to get a feel for what more experienced families may do come Christmas time with a shift working spouse, ideas for how to explain Santa on a different day or how not to feel blue when you are on your own (with or without kids) come Christmas Day.


As always, I am touched by the community of police spouses we have created and just knew that tapping that awesome community to share their stories would yield some great results to share.