We (Josh mainly but i prayed about it too and support him) decided that Josh is going to go into Law enforcement. BIG CHANGE> from him going to Med school and becoming an orthopedist. We decided this basically through prayer and going to the temple so its kind of a leap of faith. He has applied to the Tucson AZ police department. They have a police academy starting in October and we hopefully will get in. We looked into the Orem and Provo PDs but they require you to do training on your own (including paying for it) and we just think its kind of silly to pay a lot of money for what we could get paid for somewhere else. Also Orem only hires like 1 recruit a year or even two..so those odds are a bit low for our liking. We are traveling to tucson around the 9th to go to an informational meeting so that we can get as much info as we can. Then hopefully Josh will be invited back for physical and written testing and then oral around July 25th. He's already applied and so now we are just in limbo waiting..waiting..and waiting. We were supposed to be taking classes this summer but due to the amount of traveling we are holding off.
If josh does get this job then we will probably move there in sept and i will do BYU independent study for fall and then in winter attend a community college there to get my associates in early childhood development and then transfer to university of tucson as a resident so tuition doesnt take away our whole pay check :) Josh will continue classes as well considering that we still both would like him to get a bachelors degree at least. Also it will benefit him as a police officer (and to get promotions). Well this is basically our life right now, limbo and preparing physically. We are grateful to have this opportunity and are so grateful to all those who are serving in law enforcement right now, this new decision and the education we are receiving about it has greatly changed my view of those in the blue uniform. Thanks so much to all the officers out there for their sacrifices and their families as well.
(also side note: i know some people have negative views of police officers but just remember that they are not all bad and its a tough job so cut them a little slack. They are trying to make your city, state, and country a safer place.)