Comments: Life's lessons

I'm afraid of everything without having been violated. I can't imagine the fear you must feel. I hope the alarm helps, it definitely calms me if even to know I'm safe when I'm sleeping. Things are just things, but still...they were YOUR things, and those darling doggies are your family. No one can blame you for seeking comfort inside your protective shell for awhile.

Posted by Amanda at May 23, 2008 04:52 PM

being afraid is a natural human defense reaction..nothing to be ashamed of and people who do not know fear are to be feared..they ain't normal.

But it is how we deal with fear that makes who we can control it and it will make you stronger..and if you don't it will definitely drive you nuts.

I would recommend that you find a reputable small arms instructor and learn to shoot a hand gun..and then buy one and keep where you can get at it if someone tries to break in on you. I had rather take the chance of spend five to 10 for manslaughter than I had go early to the grave.

It is a different world out there now..a dangerous one that looks like is only going to get worse..I carry a firearm now for the first time in my life..paranoid? Maybe..but I figure my sweetthing and I are safer..

Posted by GUYK at May 23, 2008 05:46 PM

Buy a safe at Office Depot large enough for a laptop, money, jewelry and a sidearm while you not at home, a 45 is perfect for any and all neighbor hood problems.

Posted by GregGS at May 23, 2008 07:56 PM

Hugs to you - I can only imagine. And you know what, I think the fear is normal and healthy - and you're working through it, so that too is healthy and normal.

Posted by beth at May 23, 2008 08:28 PM

I know what you mean and I think what you are going thru is totally normal. That is some scary stuff! You're doing better than I would be doing if this had happened to me; I'd be a mess-wreck!!!

Do the authorities have ANY idea who this could have been? Keep us informed.

Posted by c.a. Marks at May 24, 2008 05:16 AM

It's understandable to feel fear.

My cousin was robbed at work 10 years ago, pistol whipped repeatedly. She still has nightmares and cannot bear being alone at home at night. Ten years.

Posted by wRitErsbLock at May 24, 2008 02:10 PM

Going through my own life changing event recovering from a second surgery after going septic after my hyst. I feel you an recognizing the little things.

Hope you feel better soon.

Posted by Sarah at May 24, 2008 05:30 PM

Omigod... I hadn't thought of it in terms of your dogs, but you're right.

When I was a boy, I had a dog, and if anyone had ever done anything to her... just thinking of it now, nearly 40 years later, ties my stomach in knots and brings tears to my eyes...

Am keeping you folks, and your dogs, in my prayers.

Posted by Paul Burgess at May 25, 2008 05:29 AM

How could you NOT feel fear after that violation?

A home security system is a beautiful thing!!!

Posted by Marie at May 25, 2008 05:39 AM

.... the alarm is a great step in the right direction...... my home was broken into twice while I lived overseas.... I know what you mean about the feeling of violation...

... focus on the positive, I guess..... best of luck to you both...

Posted by Eric at May 25, 2008 06:03 AM