Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Violated.

OK, so very eventful day today in St. Louis. We are here for my 3rd chemo treatment which is on Friday, we came up early to Christmas shop. So we went to St. Louis Mills outlet mall as soon as we got into town, ate at Chevy's there, and shopped for about an hour and a half. When we got back out to the car, we realized that our car had been broken into! As I got closer to the car, I noticed that 2 boxes of granola bars were dumped out in the seats and my consoles were open. Uh, yeah, our car had been broken into. They pried off the door handle on the driver's side door and took a checkbook and my laptop bag containing my pink laptop (some guy will be walking around with a hot new pink laptop), my Bible study and my Bible (I'm most upset about that), and all my dr appt papers. I am so upset about my Bible being gone. It was given to us by my parents on our wedding day and was engraved with our names and wedding date; in it was my last letter from my Nana who passed away a year ago, the last letter from my friend Amy who was killed in a car accident with her husband and 1 year old son 9 years ago, and many other mementos and papers that I have just stuck in the back pocket that can never be replaced. But at least it was just material possessions...at least we are ok. It could have been worse. But anyway, here we are in St. Louis with our friends who are here for 3-day chemo, I'm using her computer to post here so it may be a little while before my next post. Anyway, moving forward...we are going to go finish shopping tomorrow and I'm going to get a new Bible. God is still the same as He was before this happened, and He will be the same tomorrow, and the next day, and the next. I find much comfort in this. Have a good evening.

3 comments:

The Wasson Family said...

Oh Erica..I am so sorry! I know this might sound crazy, but perhaps whoever stole your bible and other possessions will come to know Christ through this. All we can do is pray for whoever committed this awful crime. I am glad that you are ok. Hang in there and stay strong!

VeggieGirl said...

Oh my goodness!!! Please stay safe, Erica - there are unfortunately a lot of crooks and evil people on this earth :-(

Bridget said...

Erica, I'm so sorry!! Who would steal a Bible??