I am sure you are all wondering how Husband is doing in the Police Academy. Well, Monday he came home very tired, stinky, and sore. Tuesday he came home and quit. Yep, you read that right. He withdrew from the Police Academy. On Tuesday morning, the training instructors were going over what the cadets would be learning for the next 32 weeks, and Husband realized that he wasn't interested in learning that stuff. He realized that his heart wasn't in it. He realized that he didn't want to be a police officer. He came home and we talked and prayed about it and decided that this was an answer from God that he is not supposed to be a cop. As some of you may be aware, we have struggled with this decision for about 18 months or so (ever since we deferred going to the first academy class). We have been praying and praying about this for months and have been asking for God to make the answer clear. Well, I don't think you can get much clearer than complete disinterest in the job you are about to do. The commander and instructors at the academy were very kind and supportive when Husband called and told them his decision. The other cadets sent very encouraging emails and have called to offer support. We are a little disappointed, as we have been talking about and planning this for the last 3.5 years, but ultimately, we have to do what we feel is the right thing.
We are still working out the next step, but we are pretty sure we are headed to Virginia so Husband can go back to school to prepare for the ministry. We aren't certain where we will end up after school, but he has always been interested and drawn to military chaplaincy, so that might be our answer. I wish we could move from Texas BEFORE the summer heat sets in, but there are only about 3 more weeks before that happens, and there is no way we will be ready by then! Just kidding! We aren't planning on moving that quickly anyway. Stayed tuned for more on this new adventure.