I heard about this last week...a mom near Dallas, Texas came home from dropping her son off at daycare to find two men robbing her house! She used her SUV to block them until the police arrived.
I've been burglarized twice in my life - both times in the middle of the day - and both times the thieves took things that were more sentimental to me than monetarily valuable. The first time they took some coins my grandfather had left me and a smoky topaz ring that had belonged to my mother. She'd had it since she was thirteen and I felt guilty that I had let it slip away.
The second time they stole a 35mm camera and a video recorder - but the real loss was what they contained...photos and videos of our oldest son Tommy as a toddler. Irreplaceable.
More than anything, they took my sense of security and privacy. I felt violated knowing someone had been in my place, going through my things. Yes, I realize things are just things. But that doesn't mean it's not okay to be upset when someone invades your safe space and takes what belongs to you.
I wish I had been able to confront the lowlife scumbags who had no regard for my belongings like this mom did. She's a hero to me - there's no telling how many others these creeps would have stolen from if she hadn't stopped them cold. On behalf of them and all of us who have felt that cold chill of knowing someone else was in your house, uninvited, going through your things, taking your things...THANK YOU!
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