8/25/11 TLB and I came to realize that someone broke in our home today. Long story short, they were pill head drug addicts that live down the street from us. Well, we don't know that it was them for sure, but the police are pretty certain about who did it. Anywho, these dummies came in and got scared off before they were able to actually lift anything from us. After the police came and I walked around the house for a few hours, I went into my closet (I knew they had been in there), and looked around a little harder. I then realize that these idiots walked past the laptop, iPod dock, Nintendo DSi, watches, and jewelry to go into the closet and rummage through a box. In that box they saw a laptop and an ancient FAKE Coach bag (literally- I bought it at a purse party 10 years ago). Guess what they choose to steal over all of my valuables? That's right....a broken 7 year old lap top and a busted up fake Coach purse. Dummies.
The previous paragraph was written the evening of the breakin...it is now one week past and I have come to find the doper wasn't as simple as I thought he was. Everyday we found more and more of our belongings missing. I think that the first night we were in shock and failed to really look for what was missing. I have been dealing with the aftermath for a week now and it is really consuming. It's unfair. The guy is in jail but the items of sentimental value that he took from us have admittedly been thrown in the trash. I know he needs help for his addiction but my Great Grandmother's jewelry and my mother's wedding band for whatever reason are taking precedence over his "problem". I am praying that God gives me the strength to forgive my enemies, and to value what is important. For right now I am ANGRY and I am mourning the loss of the items only I would find precious. I am disgusted to think about how he entered our house (more than once I should add) and walked through it as if it was his. He searched through each room and took whatever he wanted. He needs to be punished for what he has done, instead we are being punished by having to do things like set up a security system, find proof of what we claim are missing, search pawn shops, talk with police.
I haven't blogged because I want this blog to be a place of fun stuff and I haven't felt very funny lately. I am hoping by writing all this down, it will make me feel better. Maybe I just need a beer. Don't tell my sponsor.