3 Counts and…you’re out!

We discovered more items stolen last night.  We can’t quite figure out how he got in the house (we already had the locks changed).  We locked windows…and then they were unlocked…which you really can only do from inside the house.  Either he has a sidekick, or he figured a way to work the lock from the outside.

We reported the robbery last night at midnight.  My ex came over.  The sheriff’s deputies came over.  We gave them a list.  Since the total value of the items stolen is over $1000, it’s felony burglary.  Got word at 7AM this morning that Dan was arrested early this morning. 

Felony Count #1:  Burglary
Felony Count #2:  Possession of Schedule 2 drug
Felony Count #3:  Possession of Schedule 3 drug

Three strikes.  He’s out.  At least my daughter doesn’t have to be afraid to be home alone anymore.  And we can stop hiding our possessions.  And he’ll detox in jail again.  Guess he asked for it.  I don’t feel guilty.  But I don’t feel glad either.  Kind of numb right now…and I’m off to work.

I’m grateful that God is God.  Because I can’t do this alone.

15 responses to “3 Counts and…you’re out!

  1. Yes – I know you cannot do this alone, but thank goodness YOU ARE NOT ALONE! I cannot imagine how hard, absolutely hard this is…I am praying for you.

  2. Not always easy doing the right thing. Hang in there!

  3. I am glad you dont feel guilty because you shouldnt. He violated your home and your things. Maybe this will wake him up finally but your other children can relax. I wish I was close enough to give you a hug. I will pray for you.

  4. I am praying for you to have peace in your heart today. I am happy you were able to follow through and hopefully one day Dan will thank you for saving him from himself.

  5. Oh, my dear friend,

    What a painful place to be, but you have absolutely done the right thing. It’s good that your other children no longer have to live in fear, and that you can relax about your home being secure. We are praying for Dan, that God will get hold of him and deliver him from this addiction, that he can be restored to his family and himself. We are praying for you and your family that you will have peace and rest in God’s care.

    Hugs coming your way,

  6. i’m sorry you had to go through that. even knowing you did the correct, the right, the sane thing doesn’t really help.

    but honestly? most of all, I am glad your daughter doesn’t have to be scared anymore being in her own home. the toll an addict takes on siblings is way too much. i know, i watched four of my children hurt for 11 years because of what their idiot sister did.

  7. I was never “brave enough” to go forward and have my son arrested for theft from us (at least three diamond rings were stolen, one of which was my husband’s wedding ring which he never wore), so the value was closer to $10,000!

    My experience with doing the right thing…that hurt so much…was taking his keys and kicking him out. I watched him walk away (into a drug house) with 4 hefty bags of his clothes. I’ll never forget thinking “My son has become a homeless person.” But now, 7 months later, I don’t regret the decision.

    You did the right thing; and honestly I’m really proud of you. Give it to God now, take care of you and the rest of your family; and hopefully Dan will open up to his higher power and take advantage of this forced detox and rehab and we will continue to have hope for him. Prayers and hugs to you today.

  8. You definitely did the right thing to protect your home and most importantly the other family members, especially your girl. Its never easy, it stinks. I don’t know what state your in but we have a three strikes law here in California, do you have that there?

  9. Oh my. I know you did the right thing, but I know that doesn’t make it any easier on you. I know you love him and that’s why it hurts so bad, but sometimes as a parent we just know it has gone too far. I will continue to pray for you and Dan – that you and him both are comforted in God’s care.
    Sending love & hugs to you!

  10. From one mother to another, my heart aches for you and for Dan. I have a son who is also an addict and just 3 months younger than Dan. And I know that parenting and loving an addict is the most challenging thing I will have ever done in my lifetime. For what it’s worth, you are a stronger woman a year into this than I was at that point – praise God, He is the rock upon which we get through this hell everyday. I wish for you peace.

  11. onemomtalking

    Thank you, Everyone, for your thoughts and your prayers! We know God answers the prayers of his children. My son told his dad, “Tell mom that God must still want me around. I was going to OD but the police found me just before I did it.”

    Whatever God’s plan, we know it is a plan of love and life. I will trust.

    Praying for all of you. May you know God’s peace in all circumstances.


  12. Wow – confirmation of many things to hear your son say that. Praying for your boy (and you too of course!)

  13. God works in mysterious ways indeed! What a testimony for placing your son and your trust in God – this is truly powerful! Praise God! Keeping you and your children always in my prayers.

  14. Tough times for all the family. It must have been so hard to pick up the phone and report the burglery. Every cell in your body must have been objecting. But you did the right thing. For the whole family. You, your daughter and your sons.

  15. In my humble opinion, you did exactly the right thing. And now you are still doing it by praying for him. I will join you in those prayers. God bless!

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