Tuesday, April 9, 2013


This post will probably be categorized under the Bold of its blog title, but so be it.

My house was burglarized last Friday...

He took all of my jewelry - my late grandmother's birthstone ring, my mother's wedding ring from 1961, my engagement ring and original wedding band, my charm bracelet with charms from my travels, and the gold watch by mother gave me for my 21st birthday.  He even took my costume jewelry. My friend of 30+ years gave me a simple yet elegant bracelet about 2 months ago that I cherished. And of course, I didn't realize how much I had until it was gone - all the beautiful gifts my husband had blessed me with over the years.

The most critical thing that that "knucklehead" (to use my mother's terminology) took was my vulnerability. I've always felt that the wonderful community that I have lived in for the past 20+ years was a utopia. This event notwithstanding, it still is - we are just living in a different time. Obviously, I just needed this jolt.

One vital lesson I have learned that I knew but needed to experience - life goes on without possessions. As much value as I've placed in the things we've amassed, whether it be sentimental or merely cumulative, I am still the same person as on Thursday evening. Now a little more free of the grasp that David Yurman or John Hardy and the like have had but me just the same.

This is what matters most to me:

God sure works in mysterious ways...

Peace and Blessings,


  1. Tammy, so sorry the lesson had to come this way, but praise God that all is well. I learned a similar lesson many years ago. I'm grateful, but it still hurts. Love lasts, and that you have in abundance.
    Peace and good,

    1. THANK YOU, Sweetie! A tough but necessary lesson learned. And we SHALL continue life as we know it...
      Now we run tomorrow, yes???

  2. Tammy, in spite of the events - this is a great post. It certainly does put things in perspective because we (humans) seem to forget, too often.

    Be well.


    1. Thank you Love! I'm coming to terms with it but my loved ones are what I treasure most... xoxo

  3. Eye-opening indeed, yet frustrating nonetheless. I'm sure you know where your true treasures are stored, but this unfortunate occurrence yields an encouraging reminder to us all. I'm so sorry that happened to your family Tammy. Hugs.

  4. Thank you so much Erika!! I have learned to cherish those that are truly important to me - my family and friends. Peace and Blessings, to you and yours...