Monday, March 14, 2011

Poor, Poor Alyssa

Sunday morning as we were getting ready for church my phone rings.  It is Alyssa, I say hello and all I hear is sobbing on the other end and her going mom, mom.  I say Alyssa what is wrong?  Still all I hear is sobbing.  Of course my heart drops, my mind starts wondering what kind of trouble is she in.  She says my car was broken into.  What do I do?  Do I call the police?  Do I call 911?  I said yes you call the police and yes call 911.  She calls the police and calls me back, she says they stole her GPS which is actually her brothers GPS and her camera. Ugh.  They also stole her wallet which she had hidden.  Double Ugh.  She did not have her debit card in there but guess whose she did have in there.  Yep MINE!!!  We gave it to her in case her or her brother would have an emergency and need cash right away.  Neither of them have had to use it luckily.  But it was my 2nd debit card and of course my first one is in my wallet with the same exact number.  So I had to cancel it.  Now she has to go get a new drivers license which will cost around 26.00, put an alert on her SS# because that was in there also and get a new card for school.  They got a Sonic gift card and a Starbucks gift card.  So at least the thieves can have a meal and a cup of coffee.  I will have to go to the bank tomorrow to get signed up for a new debit card.  At least I will save money this week since I don't have it and I don't like to write checks.  I am just thankful she is ok and her car is ok.  They must of had something to hit her lock because her windows were not broke or anything.  She said the policeman was really nice and her brother who is at the same college as her called her to make sure she was ok and ask her if she needed anything.  (what a sweet little brother.) He also told her not to worry about the GPS.  It is not big deal. She has learned her lesson I think about leaving her wallet in her car even if it is hidden.  It is terrible that sometimes we have to learn things the hard way. 

Please say a prayer for her.  She has been going through a lot lately and she feels as if God and the world are against her.  I have told her other wise but you know how it is?  After all that Sunday morning she still made it to church so she is hanging in there. 

Update: Sunday afternoon.  She said I got on Face book and this girl messaged me and said I found your Social Security card and your wallet and a bunch of stuff in a parking lot.  So the girl and her friend picked it all up and got on Face book to find Alyssa.  Alyssa got in contact with the girl and picked up her wallet.  She checked everything and said all that was missing now were her gift cards, my debit card, the camera and GPS.  She feels a little better since a few of her things were found like the ever so important Social Security card.  I asked her why are you caring your SS card in your purse?  She said Friday at home I usually just have my SS card in my room but I had a bad feeling, like it was going to be stolen, and I thought I should put it in my wallet. (She lives in a house with girls in a nice neighborhood but does not like to be by herself or at the house to much.  She feels as if someone is going to break in all the time.)  So she has now found a better place than her wallet.  As she was picking up her wallet she saw a guy looking at his car.  His window was broken out and had some things stolen.  Who knows who else they got. 

We are just so thankful for the way things turned out.  It could have been a lot worse.




  1. Hi Crystal

    So sorry about your daughter's experience. We always have to see the hand of God in everything that life throws at us. Praise God that His angels were protecting your daughter and she found most of her belongings. My daughter is also going through a rough time at college right now and like Alyssa, she's feeling that God is against her and doing the whole 'pity-party' thing. I pray for her constantly and I know that the rest is up to God. Like all females ;-) they have emotional ups and downs and some days are good and some days she's so down she brings me down with her. I know what you feel like when you get those phone calls! I'll pray for Alyssa when I pray for my Brianna and I know that God hears our Mama prayers.

    God's blessings to you and yours

  2. EEk!
    I am so glad that she is otherwise okay, and her wallet has been recovered. What an unfortunate thing to happen... I've had my fair share of things stolen from me over the years, so I feel her pain. It is scary and unnerving all at the same time.
    Will be praying for her.

  3. Please tell Alyssa I am so sorry this happened to her and I am praying for her.

  4. Thank you all for your prayers and concerns. I really appreciate it a lot! :)