I've spent almost 3 years as a Detective in the Homicide Detail. During this time, I've seen more gruesome, horrific and heartbreaking things that most people will not see in their lifetime. I've worked long hours with very little sleep trying to solve cases and bring justice to victims and their families. I've hugged and comforted a little girl who witnessed her mother get killed by her own father. I've seen more deaths and suicides then people can imagine. Although times were hard, I appreciate the opportunity that I was given to be part of the Homicide Detail. Unfortunately during my time here, it took a toll on my personal life. More specifically my marriage. I assumed that when we took our vows it was for better or worse, in sickness and in health till death do us part. Some of you know what happened, most of you don't. I'm not going to point fingers but I'm man enough to say that I could've done my part. I could've been more loving, I could've been more attentive. I've always felt that I was a GREAT father but in hindsight I should've also been a better husband. My advice to my friends is to love your significant other, cherish them, honor them. Don't let the honeymoon stage end. Let them know and feel how much they mean to you. I learned the hard way, while I thought I was doing my best as the provider, I was actually being replaced without knowing it.
The reason behind this post is because after almost a year, my divorce is about to be finalized. At the same time, I'm also leaving the Homicide Detail and being assigned to a new position. This new position will give me more time to spend with my two little girls. Those of you close to me can attest that they are my everything. I strive everyday to be the best father that I can be.
I look forward to a new chapter in my personal life and in my career. I want to thank my co-workers and friends and family who helped me through the past year. I'll be forever grateful for your love and support. You know who you all are. "When one door closes, another one always opens". #liveandlearn #newchapter #newlife #singledadlife #wellmakeit #westrong #imstrong #daddysgirls #kimfamily