Good afternoon friends, I just wanted to give you a bit more background from my teenage experience of a man trying to break into the home where I was babysitting. Around the same time as this happened to me, another serious incident happened in Palo Alto, where I lived. A young teen was babysitting and got several phone calls from a man and she ended up calling the police. The children were upstairs and murdered by this killer. It was a horrid incident and I had friends who went to school with the girl.
Fast forward to the the late 70's, I am a mom and see a movie on t.v. and decide to watch it; hubby had gone to bed so I sat alone watching this movie, "When A Stranger Calls". I can tell you it was the true story of what happened in my town almost twenty years earlier. I can't tell you how scared I was watching it, especially since it was true. Today as I was googling the name of the movie, there was a sentence that said it was an "urban legend" but I am here to tell you that it wasn't. It may have been a copycat crime, I don't know, but I do know it was real. I can also say that there was a follow up on it because the man got out of prison and went back to finish the job on the girl, now a mom, who sent him to prison. Thankfully he didn't succeed. So when I told you that the attempted break-in where I was terrified me, this is why. I wasn't the girl who this story was about, but it could have easily been the same man. I can also say that I have never been as scared by a movie as I was this one, because I knew it to be true. I am thankful that even then, the Lord had His angels surrounding and protecting me. I am also thankful that when I called home that night, my big brother came running down the street, to protect his little sister. I am thankful that He still sends His angels to protect us; and as one of my comments said-no cute little cherubs, but big mighty warriors. Can I get an Amen to that! While I was raising my girls, I was protective and many thought over bearing; I realize that it was in part do to this, but there were other issues from my childhood that made me very, very cautious. I am thankful that both my daughters are wonderful woman and incredible moms. Today, I am thankful for blue skies and mild temps, with promises of a great weekend. There is so much to be thankful for in this life-so speak it out ladies, let your gratitude grow.
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