There are worse things that can happen than getting your van broken into. This weekend, with the sad news of Canon passing away, my troubles of getting my purse and Jackson’s backpack stolen is staying in perspective. I am so grateful that we are all safe, that my son is here and healthy – and that he was not stolen!
But it still is a costly inconvenience. With car repair, and replacing all the contents of my purse, including wallet and makeup, as well as Jackson’s back pack and its contents, I estimate the whole thing will cost me around five hundred dollars! And a lot of time making phone calls and running around on errands. Not fun.
So I am afraid that I have to tackle this before I can tackle any of the other pressing items on my to-do list.
It is tempting to get angry and let my blood boil. But as I said, remembering the heartache that other families like Canon’s are going through makes me stop and focus on what matters. Yes, it is money that I can’t afford to spend. Yes, I don’t have time for it all. And yes, I am nervous that somebody out there may be having fun becoming me.
But, I am determined to keep this as a lesson learned, thank God for all that He has given us – and even say a prayer for the perpetrators when I feel myself getting angry as I sit in traffic on my way to another destination on my new to-do list.
So my tackle includes:
I am making my way through the list, but it could be a couple of weeks or more before everything is done. I will be tackling something house related next week though – I promise!
And no worries ladies – I did call the police and make a report.