Monday, May 14, 2012

I Have Been Burgled!

There are some very nasty, dispicable people in the world and at least one of them broke into my house and stole from me while I was visiting my family.
Our friends noticed the break-in, contacted us and we came home early to sort out the mess. I was with my daughter and new grandson when I heard. Every time I got upset she put Henry in my arms for a cuddle and it made me realise what is most important in my world.
Meet dear Henry.
Yes, I am angry about the theft but I'm fortunate to have a lovely family and beautiful grandchildren and when I'm alone I occupy myself with making miniatures, I'm very grateful for all this.
I hope you all have a good week,  


    These things are awful, and threaten to pull out the worst of us, which would be the worst damage, so you're right to look at true love, that nobody can take away. This wonderful smile marks the proper distance between what is superfluous and what is essential in our lives.
    I embrace you with affection,

  2. Oh no!! What an awful thing to come home to. But you are right... in the grand scheme of things, your family is what is important and they are all OK. Henry is ADORABLE!!!

  3. I'm so sorry to hear this Gill! It's unbelievable what some people are capable of. After you work so hard to get what you may have someone who doesn't want to work for it comes along and takes what isn't theirs. And not only that but it's what they take away from us inside that is the worst. Our sense of safety, comfort and peace in our own homes. I've been where you are and it's not a nice place!

  4. And your grandbaby is absolutely gorgeous! You ARE very fortunate!

  5. Gill, I am so sorry that your vacation and precious family time has been spoiled by a burglar! But it´s really difficult to think of something bad when same time there are the pics of your adorable Henry there :-) With a big hug, Sandra

  6. How horrid to come back to your home after a burglary. Your baby grandson is adorable. Best compensation!
    Hugs, Drora

  7. This is a bad thing.
    Your grandbaby is adorable.
    Bye Faby

  8. Oh how awful Gill, my heart goes out to you. You're right there are some really nasty people in the world but It's so wonderful that you're managing to focus on the precious things in life, like your beautiful grandson Henry, What a happy little face he has, he's totally gorgeous!!
    Vicky xxx

  9. Lo siento mucho!! es una fustración muy grande,lo se por experiencia propia!
    Te felicito por este nieto tan preciso que tienes!!!
    Besos de las Malu´s.

  10. Gill, I am so sorry to hear about the scary. I hate the thought of a stranger going through personal items and helping themselves.
    Henry is a real beauty!! What a sweet smile!

    Your package has arrived. Can't wait to open it on the 18th.

    1. Hi Patty! I'm so pleased my package actually arrived! I was doubting the honesty of the post office having lost two previous gifts.I hope you have a lovely birthday Gill x

  11. I am sorry to hear about your burglary. The worse feeling I believe is knowing someone not invited has been in your home. Your grandson is beautiful. He would put a smile on anyone's face :)
    Hugs Maria

  12. Thank you everyone for your kind messages, we keep finding more things missing as we go around the house, it's horrible. Gill x

  13. Lamento el robo, comprendo tu impotecia, pero como dices tienes un nieto muy lindo, ánimo :)

  14. I'm sorry you suffered this theft.
    Glad you have the largest and most valuable treasures.

  15. Gill! oh! Gill, as I am disappointed and angry at what has happened! is a horrible feeling to know that a stranger came into your house, and violated your privacy, and stole things that you have acquired through work and honesty! it's disgusting how much evil there is in the world.
    I hope that the things they took from you, are not of overriding importance.
    what matters is the precious gift of family, and the sweet smile of Henry can compensate for any deficiency.
    I embrace you very strongly, dear friend, courage! I hope that the thief is soon caught by the police and make ill-gotten gains!
    a kiss

  16. Sorry to hear your awful news Gill. Take care xx

  17. Dear Gill,
    Please do not be upset,although it seems hard... Forgiveness brings the peace of mind and comfort for the soul, and that's the most important thing. Thank God you and your family are safe! You have a gorgeous grandson, you're very fortunate!

  18. Dear Gill, I´m so sorry for you. But your grandson is a beautiful boy and I can imagine he is the best consolation in the world!

  19. That is terrible news but as you said the most important thing in life is our families and closest ones. I love the last picture where he has crossed his fingers and he smiles like an angel. Baby-Henry is so cute.

    I hope you get to clean the mess soon and get your life back to normal. Maybe you should think of getting a burglery alarmsystem?


  20. HI Gill,
    I just found your beautiful grandson on my Dashboard and then read the message. I am so sorry that you have been through such a scary ordeal. Your grandson is darling.

  21. I can imagine how frightened you were, why can not they keep their hands off other people's stuff....
    But you are indeed a rich woman, what a nice funny guy is Henry, so friendly with his big smile, he adorable!
    Big hug * marlies