Thursday, February 25, 2010

911 Is A Blessing

Where we live because of the economy we are going to be charged $15 a month for the police department. There is not enough sales revenue and so here we are with a new bill to pay. Its one that bothers, but in the end you want to have law enforcement. Today I am grateful to have that ability to call and access them when I need them.

I was home with my girls chatting on the phone with a friend when I got a knock on the door. I have told the girls many times that only Mommy gets to door. Emily starts heading towards it and I tell her that I'll get it. I open the door and see a woman I don't know with a few bags. She asks to use the phone and I hesitate and she says "Can you just call the cops because this guy won't leave me alone." Then off to the right this guy appears. The woman was standing off of the porch, but this guy comes onto it and rushes towards me and the door! I slam the door and dead bolt it. I run to call 911 while the two of them are still on my porch. I get transferred to the police and tell them what's going on. My heart was pounding! I expected someone to try the door, but they didn't. Not long after they left and the woman started walking down the street. I never saw the guy leave. Don't know who he was, if he lives close, if he had a car or what. The police show up not long after and I tell them what happened and they said they would patrol the area.

Today I am very grateful for the ability to call 911 and the cops. It was very scary and I am SO thankful that I had the presence of mind and quick reaction to slam the door. The Lord protected us and we are okay. After it happened I once again stressed to Emily and Lindsey why only Mommy and Daddy can open the door. I am thinking I may want a chain for the door so I don't have to open it so wide. Emily asked after if she could play outside today. Not today! I am a little shaken up.


ISBAM said...

Totally scary! Glad everyone's all right! We got a chain right after we moved in to keep little ones from running right out into the busy street, and I must say I am happy to have it whenever somebody I don't know shows up on my porch. It's actually not a chain, but the kind you find in a hotel, that's just one solid piece that swings over. Good investment!

The Bahr's said...

Wow! I'm so glad you are ok! I'm sure it was scary, there's nothing like real life to teach a lesson!

Heather the Mama Duk said...

So scary. I have never heard of a place directly charging by the month to have a police force.

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

That really was nuts! Get some bullets for that broken gun of yours. :)