Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Speaking of Loss...

My car was broken into yesterday. At my parent's house. I was parked in their DRIVEWAY! The low, rotten, souless theives broke open my car and took my GPS, the DVD player and all of our kids' DVDs.

There are many things that could have been worse. Like my parent's cars could have been broken into. The girls and I could have been in the car. I could have left my purse in the car. Thankfully none of that happened.

But really. What kind of scum would take 30-40 children DVDs? I can understand the Tom Tom, but honestly, kids stuff? It makes me sick.

Of course I believe that all things work for the good of those who love God. And I hope it's more than apparent how I feel about the Lord. And I can say that the things taken are just materials. Not of eternal value. As my dear Reagan said last evening, "They're just movies, Mom." Yes, she is right. They have a sentimental value to me and Erik, but really, they are just goods. Meant to not last a lifetime. Not of long-term value at all. I'm sorry for the monetary loss. There are few things that rub me like losing money. And you know? God seems to keep at me in that area. Just another example of turning all things over to the Lord. He gives and He takes away. All for His glory. All so that my heart, and the hearts of my family will be turned toward Him.

On a happy note, my parents unexpectedly gave us a new DVD player for the car. I pray their generosity and compassion will be rewarded beyond their comprehension. However, I'm nervous about putting it in the car. I think it'll only be for trips longer than an hour. And also I'm thinking about having the windows tinted beyond limo tint.


Katie @ 3 Blondes and a Redhead said...

Maybe the thieves will be curious and watch some of the Veggie Tales DVDs. :)

D.L. White said...

We had our house broken into a couple years ago and they loaded all the stuff into our car (which was in the garage) and stole all the stuff AND the car. So I know how much a situation like this hurts and is frustrating. You have my sympathy, friend.

Above all the annoyances, loss of money and loss of memory-items, the biggest problem for me was the loss of my illusion of safety in my own home. Notice I say "illusion" - none of us are ever really "safe". We can only take precautions and be as smart as we can about things.

With the economy and people being laid off, I wonder if there's been a correlated upswing in burglaries like yours, of items that can easily be hocked for cash?

Charissa @ The Stromski's World said...

Oh My! I haven't had a real conversation w/ you in a while, Yikes! Sorry friend.
Since they didn't take your parent's stuff, maybe they were broke and had kids or a kids b-day coming up & they needed it? Who knows people are crazy. Sorry about the GPS, that really stinks, since you just got it.