Hugging my children a little tighter....
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I'm shaken up and just needed to share this with you.
My 10 yr old son and his best friend/neighbor LOVE to take a bike ride after school each day. This past Monday, they did not get to meet up because we had alot going on. His friend still went riding (alone). We got home late and neighbors told us the police had been at our house. First thing Tuesday morning, I got a call from the friend's Mom. An abduction attempt was made on her son! Had we been home, my son would've been involved in this (or maybe it wouldn't have happened at all...power in #'s?) It was shocking, devastating, but fortunately, the boy escaped and is ok. This literally took place on my cul de sac. The poor boy tried coming to our house for safety but we weren't home (i still feel TERRIBLE about that) The police have pictures of the car AND the alleged abductor and they are coming today to see if my son recognizes either. The kid is a nervous wreck about this.
We live in an beautiful community. The homes are roughly 4,000sq ft and we all have 1-4 acres of land. It is spacious and lush. Low crime rate, excellent schools, ENORMOUS taxes :( Overall, this is a prime location to raise a family. Some creep also thought it was a prime location to stalk our children. He has NO IDEA how tight this community is....and what we are willing to do to keep our children safe. HOW DARE THIS MAN attempt something like this here!
This is a HUGE wake-up call to all that live in this "wally world" (as I call it). Good/Bad is EVERYWHERE! We are not exempt.
Thank the Lord that this wonderful little boy is alright. Thank God my child is safe and sound too. Unfortunately, we've changed the rules about bike riding. But there is plenty for the kids to do in our safe, enclosed backyards.
Hug your children a little longer and tighter....spend extra time with them.....make sure they know how special they are! I certainly am.