Blessed in the Storm

Well, I think it’s time to share an event that happened almost 2 weeks ago.

I came home after work on July 11th. Waded through the down pour to get to my front door. Only to find that someone had kicked in the front door. I decided to go in. Mostly because I needed the bathroom & I didn’t want to stand in the rain.

No one was in the apartment. I thank God for that.

I will stop right there & say that it was a blessing that I didn’t show up earlier. I usually don’t hang out at the office after clocking out. I usually just head out the door. But that day I stood around and talked to a couple of coworkers for at least 15-20 minutes. I believe that was God keeping me safe.

It seemed like it happened later in the day. Maintenance also said they were working on the apartments facing ours all day until 4pm and didn’t see anything. So it had to have happened around the time I would have gotten home.

Now back to the event. I took an assessment. There was a mess in the living room. I noticed my husband’s laptop was gone. I continued. The safe & cash box were open in the closet & rifled through. I noticed the cash we had set back for vacation had been taken. In the bedroom I also noticed my laptop was gone & some drawers & bags had been gone through.

My heart sank. Because it was going to be hard to replace what was lost. As well as my laptop had some of my writing on it.

I was also kind of scared for if they came back. I texted my husband to call & come home. He had a chiropractor appointment. I couldn’t get a hold of him. I called the police. They said they would be there as soon as possible, but due to the weather there were a lot of emergencies going on. I later found out that a grocery store was on fire not to far away, among other events.

So I waited. My husband finally called me back & let me know he was on the way home. He called his dad. His dad came over and sat with me until after my husband got home, so that I would feel safe.

The apartment maintenance came and secured the door for the night.

My husband and I waited for about 8 hours for the police to get there. I fell asleep after awhile during the wait.

They took our statement & list of what was taken.

Then we went back to bed. We were a bit shaken up, but God allowed me to get rest.

My husband took the next day off to take care of getting everything done that needed to get done.

After work the next day we sat down & realized they also took the Wii U, all the controllers we had for it, & a game. So we called the police back. They came out relatively quickly this time & took down our added items.

All the officers that came to the apartment were extremely nice & helpful. May God bless them.

That Friday after work, I was a little nervous coming home. I would be there a couple of hours by myself. I wasn’t sure what I would find when I got there. God reminded me He was the one walking me to the door. I felt better. All was good when I got home.

We were supposed to leave on vacation the next morning & we didn’t know whether we could afford to go or not now.

God blessed us immensely though. Found out my husband had taken some of the cash that we had set back for some reason, so they didn’t get all of it. A couple of different family members blessed us with some money for our trip. Thank you very much to those family members. You know who you are.

We still left on vacation in faith. God took care of us & provided for our rest & relaxation.

We enjoyed our week long vacation to Oklahoma to visit family and friends.

Spent time together celebrating our 11th wedding anniversary & made it home safely.

We may have been robbed, but God is restoring us. He has/is taking care of us every step of the way.

Writing my blog may be interesting without my laptop until I can get a new one. But I’m improvising for now. I still have my phone.

Eye of the Storm by Ryan Stevenson really speaks to my situation.

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