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Sunday, July 18, 2010

I Left my Treasures Unguarded

I'm feeling pretty crappy right now. I don't normally like using that word... but, that's the best way I can describe myself right now.

Normally, when I'm going away overnight, I'll take all of Wyatt's stuff with me. I take his elephant, hair clipping, blanket, his urn... I take everything! Well, this time I decided that I was going to try to take a big step and leave everything at home because we will be back home on Wednesday afternoon. The only thing I brought with me was Ansley's "Wyatt's" Elephant instead of the original. And of course, I brought Wyatt's urn. I figured as long as I brought "Wyatt" with me I'd be fine. HA!

What a great idea Danielle! Not!

Here I am three hours from home and all I can think about are Wyatt's things that I wish I had packed. And by the time we get to our destination there will be 700 miles and about 11 hours separating me from Wyatt's things. I'm having images of our house up in flames and every tangible treasure I keep of Wyatt's being gone forever. I wish we could turn around and get them. I will never leave the house overnight without them again (unless we get an unbreakable fireproof safe... and I probably still wouldn't). My stomach gets in bigger knots the further I get from our home. I know it's silly to be upset over "things", but when it's all you have left...

This is going to be a long couple of days. So I'll keep paying a little something like this:

God, please don't let the house burn down.

...or get flooded

...or robbed

...or taken over by wild animals.

And if by some chance any of the above or something I forgot to mention happens to our home, Lord, will you please keep my treasures safe?



Kristi said...

Great idea to put in my head... I am not scared to death to leave... WOW this thought had never crossed my mind until now, but your totally right and I think totally SANE! I guess next time we go somewhere I will have another bag too:) Better safe than sorry!

belle said...

(((((hugs))))) you are HIS treasure, He will keep you safe xxxxx (and your treasures too.) praying with you.

croleyc69 said...

I'm praying that everything stays safe.
Thinking of you.


Sarita Boyette said...

Oh, Danielle, I hurt for you. I can certainly understand what you are saying. I will pray, too, that Wyatt's things will be safe until your return, and I will pray for peace for your heart. (((HUGS)))

Anonymous said...

A BabyLoss Momma in the City I live kept all of her daughter's treasures in a fire proof safe. Something I think is a wonderful idea....UNTIL she was robbed. The thieves took the fireproof safe along with many more things thinking the safe contained money etc......of course the safe contained treasures that are priceless. We are hoping the thieves return the safe as soon as possible no questions asked.

God Bless you.


Mary said...

I hope that your treasures are kept safe. I will pray for you too.

I took my first trip without E and without my frog. It was not as hard as I thought. I felt worse about not making my weekly trip to the cemetery to visit Lukas.

Trisha Larson said...


I know what it feels like to want to be "in control" of something in this situation where we are so out of control. I hope you don't mind me saying this (if you do just delete this comment)... but I just have to...

Your treasure is in Heaven. He is safe and protected. No one will ever harm him again and no one will ever keep you from spending eternity with him.


The Blue Sparrow said...

Sending prayer backup asap! *HUGS*

Holly said...

I have thought about stuff like that happening when we're away. It's one of the reason I bought a fire and water proof safe for our CD's that hold all the pictures. I wish I could get a safe big enough to fit her chest but that would be mighty expensive.


I pray that Wyatts precious items are safe. I am sorry you do not have them with you, Praying for your peace and comfort.