Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Perspective

Our house was broken into today. :( I came home early from work after our conference wrapped up, dreaming of getting into peejays and curling up with a book. Unfortunately some jerks pulled the window A/C unit out of our den window and helped themselves to our Wii, flip camcorder, and Jeff's desktop computer. It was an awful feeling. The police were really nice though (they swarmed the house and brought a K-9 unit because we thought they were still in the house when I got home) and Jerod came over to stay with me until Jeff could make it home from LA. As shitty as it was though, we are thankful that Lily Mae wasn't hurt or escaped, that we are fine, and that they didn't steal too much. We had a little freak out when we thought they stole Scott's video camera that still had some footage on it but we found it tucked in our media cabinet and out of the bag.

Also, we're thankful that we are blessed enough to be able to leave a neighborhood we don't feel safe in. I realize a lot of people don't have that option.

There is a lot of horrible suffering going on right now in Haiti and in our neighboring hills (the rain is crazy right now!! Simmer down El Nino!!) so when things are put in perspective, we're doing just fine.

2 comments:

Nikki Menda said...

So sorry! That has to be a horrible feeling - coming home to that. Thank god you're moving & good for you for your perspective! Glass half full! :)

Kelly Jeanne said...

reading your blog with matthew and we wanted to say hi. so sorry you guys! i really like your positive perspective on what happened though and hope to remember that if something similar happens to us. here's hoping that you are owed some good karma for this and get some good news on the new house!!!!