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Friday, October 21, 2011

Truck Drivers and Thugs

Been at work all day, so I didn't get to post this afternoon. This one wont be a long one.

As alot of you know, I was held up at gunpoint last night. The guy had every intention of shooting me. Through the grace of God some cars came down the road and spooked him. This has caused me to re-evaluate some things. My beliefs being a big one. What I've done with my life being another. Instead of going straight to a bar (not that I had any money if I'd even wanted to) , I went home and stared at the ceiling for the rest of the night. Called my sponsor today.

They say your life flashes before your eyes in a situation like that. It literally does. That's not a figure of speech. Mine did. I thought of my family and what they would do, I thought that I'd never be able to see or hold Sarah again.... He started raising the gun and I knew that I was about to die. What was probably seconds seemed like hours. Then, and thankfully, the cars came and he ran.

The good news is that I'm safe and will be alot more careful on the street from now on. Still pretty rattled, though, and may not sleep.

Our weekly truck driver came around today. Trying, as I was, to treat it like a regular day, I asked how things were going. He said he'd stopped taking his medication and was craving going out at night. I gave him my number and asked him to come to a meeting with me tomorrow. Whether he does or doesn't is up to him. Hope he does tho.


  1. Thank God those cars came around and you are alive!

  2. Thanks, Mary. Very true. Those encounters certainly put things in perspective.

  3. Reading your blog lately and I just wanted you to know that me and momma both have been praying for you lately. You are a sweet and caring person and God was def watching over you and his angels protecting you!! Please be careful and p.s... blogging def has helped me in the past...keep it up! :)

  4. Well Thank You. :) Tell your momma I said Hi!