The house directly across from us what broken into at 3 in the afternoon
...in the middle of the day
...right out in the open.
It really freaked me out.
Your house is your haven. It's your home. Your one area of true comfort. The one place that closes you off from off the insecurities of this
My neightbor felt violated. She felt scared. As a single mother trying to provide a safe home for her little girl, she felt helpless and in a small way unfit. After her whole ordeal, I felt scared as well. I might be home everyday to keep tabs on our corner lot
... but what if it still happened?
What would I do?
Would I be able to react in a calm and swift manner to prtect my girls as I should? It's a weary thought to run through your mind.
What makes me upset even more is...
WE SHOULDN'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IT!!!
Ya know? But we do.
So, in prevative measures and as a Moma to little girls that I want to keep safe and protect...we started looking at our home and how safe it really is as a secure landing.
- Locks on fence gates.
- Keeping blinds closed during the darker hours and while we're away.
- Insuring ALL windows are closed and locked all the time.
- Keeping doors locked ALL the time.
- Installed a new securtiy system.
- Gun saftey.
- Talks about the situation
It's improtant. It's sad too. To be honest, I have never had to live like this. I grew up where I only had like 3 neighbors and we never worried about break-ins, theft or any security of that matter. It just didn't happen. So it's a tough battle for me to face now. I know that I'm safe with my Lord. I know that His eyes are on my family and home. It just erks me to know that there are people out there that enjoy messing up families homes to get a temporary high.
Have you had trouble like this in your area before? What sort of preventative mearures do you take to keep your home secure and safe?
I would LOVE suggestions or any comments really. I do apologize though for being so "grrr!" about the whole thing.