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Shattered innocence: My house was robbed!

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A few days ago my house was robbed. We went out-of-town and someone came in and stole my babies video game consoles, video games, basically their Christmas gifts, my wedding ring, etc. They also broke furniture, electronics and other items. For me that’s just stuff. You see I have been hurt before. I’ve had my wallet ripped out of my hands, many items stolen and had a gun stuck in my face. But when you steal from children; that’s when it hurts.

The hardest thing for me has been my sons’ reactions. They couldn’t understand why. Why people would come into someone else’s home without their permission? Why would people break stuff and why people would and steal? We explained the best way we could without them knowing we were hurting too. At about 2:00 am I woke up to my oldest son patrolling the house. He wanted make sure no one broke into it while we were sleeping. He told us he wanted to keep us safe. I fought to hold back my tears so I gave him a hug, told him thank you and to go to bed.

You see these people took more than stuff. These people stolen and shattered my kids view of the world. A world that we created that was peaceful and loving. A world that told them people were kind, honest and friendly. A world they thought was safe. That’s what they stole. We are working on getting that back.

I believe somethings happen for a reason. It has taught us to be a better parents and to let our sons express themselves. It has also made our family stronger and much more focused on our goals. You see as parents, our job is our job is to protect our children. Our job is to reassure our children that those things were just stuff and to remind them that we have something that is much more valuable. We have each other. I’m grateful we’re alive and healthy and I’m so glad you are here too. Thank you for continued support. I am grateful!

Have you experienced this? How did you handle it? How about with children?

The only limit you have is the one you have placed on your self. Think and be limitless.

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8 comments

  1. Luvenia Jeter 18 January, 2016 at 15:26 Reply

    Thank goodness you and your family are alive and safe. I never will understand how thieves can just walk into someone else’s home uninvited and wreck havoc. You’re an inspiration and I enjoy reading your blogs. Take care.

  2. Brenda55 18 January, 2016 at 16:21 Reply

    I had that happen while living in a rental. Death in the family and some cretin broke in while we were at the funeral. I swore that would never happen again and it hasn’t. There is a lot of good advice out there on how to secure your home it is worth checking it out. Next time you or a member of your family could be home.

    I put many of the suggestions in place and have not had a repeat incident.

  3. us_n 19 January, 2016 at 01:56 Reply

    I just wanted to reach out and offer support to you and your family. I don’t have any circumstances that match your but I can say that if you continue to nurture the concept of family with your husband and sons and what you do to hold together when you get a piercing awakening from the world outside your domain you’ll be OK.

  4. Tikeetha 19 January, 2016 at 11:10 Reply

    I’ve had my house broken into and I had an alarm and a dog. Thankfully, they didn’t get too far because the alarm went off and the dog was trying to break down the door. I was traumatized because I had just separated from my husband and that was the home my son slept in. They didn’t grab anything because they were scared off, but the thought of someone in my house haunted me for months. I contemplated getting a gun but the police said most robberies occur when people are not home. It’s scary sis, but know that it will get easier.

  5. MixedUpInVegas 19 January, 2016 at 15:48 Reply

    This is an awful trauma and I’m sorry you had to go through it. Our home has been broken into, too, but we have an alarm and that kept the losses down. Still, they managed to grab a couple of small things and damaged our home getting in and out. It leaves you with a creepy feeling, doesn’t it?

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