One Year…Explained (left side)

Posted: April 10, 2009 in My Life as an Artist, One Year...Explained, Scrapel Hill Art Exhibit, Uncategorized

 It was mid August. Things were going good as my daughter was now in school with a brand new outlook. I no longer had a job which, if that doesn’t give you a new outlook on life, I’m not sure what will! I started networking like crazy and volunteering in my community using the marketing and creative skills I know best. I trusted my own intuition and had faith that the answers I needed would come when the time was right. I just need to be patient. 

Late September came and, although we were getting answers, it became a very slippery slope. My daughter woke one morning in early October to the devastating news that a close friend was killed in a car accident the night before. While I could never fully comprehend everything she felt, all I could see was the stress beating her down. Every day was a new day and we took one step at a time. 

Two weeks later, a call from the police dept informed me they had a suspect in mind. The name did not ring a bell, but they said to call if I thought of anything. My daughter and I went out to dinner to “chill”. While driving home she got a text message that a friend of hers was in jail. We got home and I googled the kids name to find out more. This and additional texts revealed more disturbing information. Before I knew what was happening, I was more on edge than ever. 

The suspect of my breaking and entering case was involved in an armed robbery and murder and was now on the run. The two teenage boys, also involved, were in jail. For days I feared where this person was, would he come back, why did he do it, why my house, were the kids involved in our case too?

At least it seemed things might be coming to a close. The person was caught shortly after and facts were coming together. Although the case has not been closed and the person has not been officially charged, I feel as though the worst may be over. It was an unfortunate chain of events and I have since moved on.

I feel we can learn a lot if only we look hard enough at everything that life presents. It was certainly a tough life lesson for my daughter, one that no teenager should have to endure. And a trying time for me as well. I learned that I must pay attention to everything around me. Some things I can change. Yet so many other things I cannot. I might just need to accept it and move on….

  1. Larry Kirwan says:

    I’m sorry to read about all that you have been through this past year. I had heard about the break-in but had no idea of the trauma. You know how to reach me, so please consider this an invitation to get in touch with me if you ever need anything.

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