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Home invasion – what happens when you are a victim?

I am sure you have never wondered what happens when you are the victim of a home invasion. You see it on the news and think how awful, then you go on with your life.

I haven’t done anything on this blog since September 1, 2018 because 5 days later I WAS the victim of a home invasion.

What is a home invasion?

A home invasion is where you are minding your own business, safely inside your locked house and someone just bursts in, ties you up and steals your stuff.

It is terrifying. You can’t imagine this is really happening to you. What do you do? Do you scream, yell, cry, pray, what????

While I can’t say much because of the legal issues. What I can say is that I chose to pray. I didn’t freak out, instead I chose to ask God to help me. In a few minutes I had the chance to break free, call 911 and get the hell out of the house!

So, to all of you who might have followed this blog or are on the mailing list, that is why I have been so silent. I totally lost interest in many things for a while.

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What to do now?

That’s a really good question. I still have my website, Etsy shop and Ebay store.

I still love making jewelry, taking photos and trying to figure out how to make my own income.

But I now have an experience and point of view that I didn’t have before. I think the home invasion happened for a reason. As soon as I am able to freely discuss all that happened to me, maybe I will be able to help other people.

Comments welcome 🙂

8 thoughts on “Home invasion – what happens when you are a victim?”

  1. Wow. I’m so sorry this happened to you. I can only imagine how terrifying that would be. I’m glad you weren’t injured (or worse), but there is still recovery involved. Hope you’re doing better each day. Hugs! xoxo

    1. Thank you so much!! I instantly wanted to move in case they came back, but after a few weeks and added security I started feeling better. Very grateful I wasn’t harmed!

  2. Gari Anne, I am echoing completely the comments Lisa has already made! I will be thinking of you daily and praying that you are once again able to return to your former state of mind. Be aware that there are support groups that exist for people who have had traumatic experiences — I hope you will reach out to one if you feel the need! They can be of great help.

    Keeping you in my thoughts,
    Matthew

  3. I am so glad you are okay, mostly. Don’t ever stop creating, it’s a great outlet, and stay in touch with people. You will be better, in your own time, when your heart and head agree. Take care. I love your red lady, . Stay strong.

    1. Thank you Becky! No I won’t stop creating… yes I love the red lady too! I was actually getting ready to start her (or one like that) when it happened. Took me months to actually sit down and make it. Yes, I will stay strong!

  4. I was the victim of a home invasion in 1994. It was my first apartment and I lived alone. I was coming home late in the evening and someone shoved me in the apartment as I was opening the door. He tried to smother me with a throw pillow from my own couch. I was assaulted but it could have been worse (there’s that I guess). I still have PTSD to this day and can’t go anywhere at night alone. I admire you for seeing yourself as blessed and protected. I have an amazing life now but don’t think I will ever be in the place to accept what happened to me as part of my fate. It was horrible. I actually never speak of it but feel compelled to in this moment. You’re not alone. Be well and so happy for your recovery. Thanks for sharing your story.

    1. OMG, I am sorry, I just saw this comment and I know how you must feel! Did they catch the person who assaulted you? Thank you so much for your comment and just writing it out had to make you feel better. I just try not to think about it too much, and we now have more security around our home. I can only hope that one day all of the men who invaded our home will be caught and put behind bars!

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