I've been hinting for months that there was something big going on in the Gorena household. Today, I can finally let you all in on the secret. A week from Monday, Joey will be making a significant career change. He starts the police academy and in 8 months, he'll be wearing this:
This is something that he has wanted to do for a long time, but unfortunately, it just wasn't the right time until now. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, Joey is one of the hardest workers I know. For the last 10 years, he's done everything he could do to provide for our family - including placing his dreams on hold.
About 6 months ago, he approached me with this dream. After I bawled like a baby in the middle of a restaurant, I began to pray. God answered my prayers by giving me peace that only He could give. This has been an extremely long, difficult process and we have covered it in prayer. (My prayer? "God, if this is not Your will, please close the door. If this is Your will, please make the process go smoothly.") It has been absolutely amazing to see God work out every last detail. There is no doubt in my mind that this is exactly where God wants us.
I've never seen Joey more excited or passionate about anything (other than me, of course). I'm so proud of everything he's accomplished in the last 6 months and can not wait to see everything that God does through him.
Baby, keep following your dream. You know you have my support and prayers always. I love you more than anything and I'm so happy to be on this journey with you.