Yesterday our home was broken into.
My roommate called me at 5:15pm and said the back door (glass) was broken and she was calling the police. I was still at work, so I headed home. I felt frozen with fear.
I still feel afraid.
The place was a mess. They went through everything. They stole electronics and jewelry. Jewelry that had been gifts…. the earrings my mother got me for my birthday, my nice watch….
I feel so utterly violated, and I wasn’t even there when it happened.
The police came out and did a report, and then the processing team came and took pictures and even fingerprints (I was surprised they did all of that). We talked to the neighbors but no one had heard anything. We live in a townhouse connected to two other places. Our neighbor was home from noon until 5:30pm and never heard anything.
I’m so angry I don’t even know what to do….
I can’t believe that people do this- take your stuff, damage your home, and then go and try to sell it somewhere. The laptop they stole had been a gift from a friend, since I didn’t have one and have been job hunting. It had my Adobe software on it…… along with my resumes and cover letters. I have all of that stuff on a flash drive, but it’s just infuriating.
I thought we lived in a safe area. Now I’m not so sure.
I have never been more aware of the fact that I am a single woman in her 20’s. I have been thinking that I should go and take a self defense class, or get better with a gun. I don’t own a gun currently, but I know how to shoot. I am totally freaked out about what would happen if someone broke in and I was home…. This might be the instance that propels me to take action.
I never want to feel this way again.
Praying that the Holy Spirit would give me a sense of peace and safety today.