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Chaos. 

Yeah, life is chaotic.

As many of you know, my house caught on fire. I’m still dealing with emotions from that. I still can’t drive past the condo without crying. I’m ok, I’m healing, but it still hurts.

I moved into my new apartment, my roommate is great, it’s close to work AND I pass a Starbucks so I like that in the mornings.

But the night before thanksgiving, we got broken into & robbed.

I walked in and found it. I unlocked the door and saw our 2 hall closets ajar and thought, “hmmm this is strange,”

I took another step in and looked into the living room, our drawers under the tv were opened and rummaged through and that’s when the terrible thought clicked: someone’s been in here.
I ran to my room without a second thought and saw my laptop was gone.

That’s when the even more terrible thought hit: someone could STILL be in here.

Panic.

I ran into the “lobby” of our building and called my roommate (who luckily was just around the corner, we all went to dinner together & her and her boyfriend – who was visiting for thanksgiving – were running to the store). And then I called 911.

They stole all three of our MacBooks. My roommates iPad, some jewelery and her boyfriends backpack.
I felt scared. I was angry. Why this? Less than a month after the fire? Why me? Why is nothing going right???

It’s been a couple of weeks. We are feeling a little better in our home, but we (or at least I) still get a little fearful at night.

I know that God is good, I know that my comfort comes from Him. But it’s hard to walk in at every moment. I’ve been holding onto these words from Rend Collectives song, “The Cost”

 I do not need safety as much as I need You
You’re dangerous But Lord,
You’re beautiful
So I’ll chase You through the pain,
I’ll carry my cross
Cause real love is not afraid to bleed 

I wish this story had a happy ending, but it ends with insurance telling me they won’t cover my laptop.

So someone breaks into MY house, steals MY laptop and I have to go in the hole financially?!” It’s frustrating. It seems like too much to handle.

But….. I know it’ll be ok. My joy is in the Lord. I am surrounded by people who love and care for me. And that’s all I need.

For now, my blog posts may be few and far between as I’m typing on my phone and that’s more difficult than it sounds. But Haley will still be posting a lot, so check out her posts!

Thanks for the all love ❤️

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