Four nights ago I was chased by someone who maybe was on drugs. Maybe he was crazy. Maybe he was going for a run himself. When it is all said and done...he was chasing me...and...I was scared.
I went for my normal run. I saw a man walking. Within 30 second of seeing him, he began to run. He began to run behind me. He began to pick up speed when I did. He followed me until some stranger picked me up on the side of the road. A stranger picked me up. She asked me if I was okay. She gave me a ride home.
Okay...this sounds crazy. This sounds like something from a movie, but... I am lucky. I just want to make one thing clear. I have no idea whatsoever what this guy's motive was but I am so grateful that on this evening...I wasn't it...or so I think.
I run on a regular basis in a neighborhood in downtown Jacksonville, FL that I absolutely LOVE. I love the people. I love the dedication that people have for our neighborhood. I love the houses. I LOVE that people look out for each other.
Justin and I are busy. Again, don't get me wrong...I know we are all busy. We have two kids. We both have jobs. We are the all American family who is trying to be...well...the "All American Family." I juggle exercise with cooking, homework, dusting, changing sheets, vacuuming, and well...you get it. I want to be more involved with our neighborhood...but...again, I am busy. I say this because most of the people in my neighborhood do not know me....because of our busy lives. Sad, but true.
I need to tell you all something. People that do not have hope in mankind...listen up. Four nights ago I was chased by a man while I was running to the point that it brought me to tears. In the end, we called the police.
MY neighborhood came together. People who I have NEVER met came together to find the man who chased me...ME. I was notified with pictures (after the fact), people on the hunt, by car, by foot, searching for this man. People who have I never met found the man!
I just want to say that I have found hope in people. Again...don't get me wrong...I will always be cautious. My husband has now made a rule that I only run with Pepper Spray. I also need to give major credit for my dear friend Sharon for running with me tonight. But....people....with all of the wrong in the world... in the last 4 days... I have found some hope. I have found some hope... that people care.
Just know that with everything that is going on...I... I hope that you...you can find that people close to you...or like me...maybe not so close to you....will be music to your ears. Find hope that music can spread. People can make a difference. I have witnessed it first hand.
My Repurpose for Today : Be the music to someone else's ears.
Today: I woke up and stayed home with my baby girl who has a horrible toe injury.
Today: I witnessed the power of childhood cancer to the point of tears and felt guilty crying so much because I have been blessed with healthy children.
Today: My husband went through old memories left to him...and shed some tears.
Today: My husband found a paper written by his father that was graded by an amazing educator who was recently murdered.
Today: I was chased by a man who I have no idea what his intentions were.
Today: I was rescued my an angel who picked me up from my run who took me home to my family.
Today. Right now I am reflecting and holding others close.
Today: I can't finish the whole blog.
Today, My Repurpose for TODAY : Remember I have TODAY.
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