Our prayers for safety each day are answered. This is know.
Since this is private, I will share...yesterday an intruder was in our house with me. I am thankful it was just me and my daughters were not home with me.
He seemed to have a few purposes...robbing us and scaring me.
It does not appear that he took anything, although he had a pile ready in our room with one of our backpacks and pillow cases. I must have interrupted that.
He was hiding in our downstairs shower as I was coming in and out unloading groceries.
My first clue was that Riley was going barking barking barking crazy when I arrived home and would not stop.
He went over to the bathroom and was barking and growling.
Thinking I would see a mouse or snake, etc. I went to see what the fuss was all about. As I approached the bathroom, a man's voice said don't come in and no one gets hurt.
I backed away and was not sure where to go or what to do in case someone else was in the house As I backed away, he said something else that indicated he knew me and then he left through the bathroom door. I was too paralyzed to go look out the window and see where he went or what he looked like. I was still wondering if someone else was in the house.
I managed to think that I needed to get to a home phone and call 911 so they would know where I was.
I hid in the pantry while I spoke with the dispatcher. They got here quickly, but it felt like forever.
Lots of Sheriff cars, detectives, helicopters, K-9 search later...no arrest, but the k-9 was able to track his scent to a specific location out past the golf course.
I could not speak a complete sentence for awhile and cried most of the time the search was going on. Ron came home and I felt much calmer.
He brought the girls home from the bus stop and we told them what had happened. I was thankful all the cars and sheriffs were gone by the time they arrived home.
It is very unsettling and feels like a bad dream, but when I walk by that bathroom, I know it was not a dream.
I dont want to go out and about and I certainly don't want to have my children home alone.
I know I need to dust myself off and go forward, but it will take some time and PRAYER. Say a prayer for my family and me.