Hello my Friend.
I hope this note finds you and your loved ones well. The weather in the northeast is turning cooler. The leaves will soon turn into the most beautiful shades of red and yellow. I believe fall to be my favorite season of all.
How I miss my family in Norway , and the coast. Sometimes it feels like my throat closes. And my heart threatens to break. Thank God, I have my daughter, which helps me with the rare but searingly painful moments.
Wow, She just started her Junior year in Highschool and works her first Job. How did this happen?
Time flies, I remember her birth just like it was yesterday.
I was wondering if you or any L.E.O.'s you know might be willing to donate any extra duty rig gear (leather or nylon) to The San Bernardino Valley College Extended Basic Police Academy Class 032.
I'm a current trainee and I'm lucky enough to be able to afford my rig, but a couple of my fellow trainee's are not. We are not paid during this academy unless we have civilan job outside academy time. We are paying our way to get our POST Certificate. I've donated what extra I have and I'm trying to get enough to put together a couple rigs.
Anything would help out greatly. I'm Also going to ask our Director and Coordinator if there is anyway we can make the donations from L.E.O.'s a tax deduction.
if you can't help out I understand, but if you would be so kind as to pass the word along, I'd be very greatfull.
Please feel free to contact me at 951-941-9816. I'll come pick up anything donated so no one has to go anymore out of their way.
The weekend is fast approaching, thank goodness! Stay safe out there!
almost 7 years ago
"Just Another Man"
He looks in the mirror every morning and night,
Does he see what I see, it would be nice if he might.
He sees a rude man as he stands there,
I see someone who needs someone to care.
He sees a mean man, because he has to be tough,
I see someone who deals with more than enough.
He sees how he tries not to cry and feels he has no heart,
I see someone who has to keep his feelings and work apart.
He sees a murderer because he shot someone last night,
I see someone who saved someone else from a fight.
He sees a failure because he did not arrive in time
I see someone who did his best and needs peace of mind.
He sees just another man as he enters the day,
I see a special man who does his best in every way.
For all the years, he has put on the uniform of blue,
He has never realized how much he protects me and you.
But, as he starts the day again, I just wish he could see,
What he really is and how much he means to you and me.