Embracing a Healthy Family: Broken In

Broken In

Guest post written by Derick Burks

My brother and sister in-law's condo was burglarized last summer. It was done during the day while most people are at work. They kicked in the back door. They took all their valuable things like laptops, video games, TV, and jewelry. My brother and sister-in-law had some really nice things. I think the hardest thing for my sister in-law was when she came home from work and saw her home ransacked. The thought that someone had been in her living space, in her home, looking through all her belongings and taking them really bothered her. The hardest loss for her was that they took jewelry that had been her great grandmother's. They also took the watch that her husband had given her on their wedding day. It had an inscription on the inside. Thankfully no one was harmed. All of these possessions can be replaced; I can only imagine what could have happened if she had come home for lunch and walked in on the burglars. My sister in-law didn't feel safe staying in her home for several days. She told my brother that she would not stay there until there was a adt home security Mass installed and working. It helped her feel better. It gives her comfort when she comes home from work and when she sleeps at night.

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angie lilly said...

poor thing! that is so sad! I know that we have been robbed twice at two different locations but it was only stuff off of our patio or porch...but I still felt threatened and violated.
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Linda Henderson said...

My brother's home had been broken into twice so they ended up getting ADT home security. Make sure your equipment is covered on your insurance in case of a disaster. We had a huge tornado here in May and one of my daughter's friends had a home security system, not sure which one, and the company billed her for the lost equipment and she hadn't added it to her insurance. So she had to pay out of pocket for it.

Courtney B said...

yah everyone should have a home security system!

Aileen said...

I think having a dog also helps. Our dog barks like a maniac when anyone comes close to the house.