Friday, August 29, 2008

My diaper bag was stolen....BUMMER!!!!



I brought the matching clutch to my diaper bag to Guatemala to go in Eliana's stroller. Seriously, just the other day I was thinking...."wow, I have been here for more than two months and nothing has been stolen." Well, today a lady snatched it out of my stroller in the market. She must have thought it was my purse. She sure will be disappointed when she opens it up to find diapers, wipes and Gerber baby food. It has been a pretty tough few days anyway, so it just made me miss home even more. On a positive note, it was not my purse or my precious Eliana....so we are doing okay!!

Love you all,
Lindsey

29 comments:

Julie said...

Oh my goodness, you're taking that well! I would have freaked out beyond belief!! WOW!

BTW - got the t-shirt and it's PERFECT. My BFF will love it! :)

Mary Helen Wheeler said...

Ouch! That hurts my heart for you
sweet Lindsey! I am so grateful you and Eliana are safe!

Praying for the quick end to Renap!

Love, Mary Helen

Amy Clemons said...

Oh! My heart breaks for you. I had my purse stolen once and it was a terrible ordeal to get everything back to normal. Glad you are both okay. That's the most important thing but it still stinks nonetheless that someone would take a diaper bag! I am learning that people will stoop to all kinds of levels though just to get what they want and usually at other people's expense.

Wish you well and to be home very soon.

Debbie said...

I am so glad it was just your diaper bag and not anything else!!
I know it stinks but God was watching out for you!

In everything give thanks!

Debbie

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Misty McKibben-Melvin said...

I hate it when that happens...but, you are right. It is replaceable and at least it wasn't important documents or ELIANA!!! Praying you are home soon! You will want to kiss the soil upon arrival to the US!!
Stay safe!
Misty

Anonymous said...

Hang in there Lindsey!!! I know this has to be a tough time for you. But I am confident you will be getting better news soon. I check every day, just knowing pretty soon it will say that you have that birth certificate. I am praying for you guys.
Kelly Griffey

Reba said...

That is a bummer! The sad thing is that stuff may be just as thrilling for the lady as a purse would have been. I always worried about that while we were there (we stayed in Antigua on visits to our daughter; she was in a hogar there) and kept the important stuff on my body. But I did always worry about the other stuff like my camera...still, like you said, your most precious treasure was safe and sound.

Hoping you have a bc soon!
Reba

Bobbi said...

That sucks, but I did chuckle at what she got!!!

Sorry you are missing home so much.

The gFamily said...

I have had many things stolen and you are taking it so much better than I ever have! You are so right, at least you and Eliana are fine!! That is by far more important!! I know our Lord is keeping you safe!

I am praying for that BC to come soon!!! Hugs to you tonight!!

Katie said...

Praying for strength for you to finish this part of your journey :)

Stacy said...

I have been reading your blog for a while and I just had to post on this one, I too stayed in Antigua with my 4 boys and our daughter who we were adopting, and I had my cute little diaper bag stolen out of my stroller!! I had the same thoughts as you ~ "Boy is she going to be bummed!" Hang in there, you will be home soon, and believe it or not, you WILL miss it! I was there for 7 weeks with all 5 kids, what a blessing it was ~hard, but so worth it!!
Praying you're home soon!
Stacy

bellagirl26 said...

So happy to see you are getting close to home. I have some FF miles on AA they will expire in Janaury, I was going to give them to make a wish, unless you can use them. If you want them email me via my site:

http://www.babysites.com/sites/bellagirl/

Melissa

Lisa Johnson said...

I am so sorry you had to experience that, but I am also relieved for you that it wasn't your purse.

I know everyone at home is missing you to. Hang in there, we are all praying for you!

Bill and Melodie said...

That stinks! Hope she liked all the diapers... Serves her right. Hope you guys are doing good and praying for good news soon! Love you!

suzanne mayernick said...

oh stink!!! youre right, its just a bag! could have been your bus driver!( is that inappropriate humor?!?) hahahahaha i sure do miss you sweet Lindsey. It's time for you to come home now. I'll send the guatemalan embassy a letter telling them that your time is up. omg, i'm reading all your other comments and everyone is so serious.....oh well, you probably could use a lil humor huh?! still prayin sister! you know I love ya! I

Hannah said...

That stinks. It is such a cool clutch! At least it was not your purse...Hopefully you will be out of renap ASAP and home ASAP!! Then the next time we come to Franklin we will meet up at Pie in the Sky and let the World famous Eliana and World Famous Sophia destroy the place in 30 minutes flat!!

Rachel said...

So sorry this happened...

Continuing to pray...

Amanda said...

too bad there wasn't a bunch of dirty diapers in there for her!!!

sorry to hear this, Lindsey.. I'm praying you hear good news soon!

Mary Ann said...

I'm sorry this happened to you. Just remember it is only a possession and it can be replaced! you were very lucky it was not your purse or you or Elaina was not hurt! I'll be praying for your safety and the BC!!!

Mary Ann said...

I'm sorry this happened to you. Just remember it is only a possession and it can be replaced! you were very lucky it was not your purse or you or Elaina was not hurt! I'll be praying for your safety and the BC!!!

Ella Marie Boutique said...

I am so sorry. It is times like that when you realize how many horrible people there are in this world. I am very glad that you and Eliana are safe and prayerfully you will get out of RENAP and home very, very soon!

PS- we just got out of PGN and are going into RENAP soon. encounteringella.blogspot.com

JuJu - said...

Hey girl

sorry about that - that stinks especially as cool as that clutch was!

hey - I have sent you several emails and have not heard back - could you please read them and respond - I would really appreciate it darlin:)

The McBrides said...

True suzanne. Poor jose. At least if you see a guatemalan lady carting such a cute "purse" you won't have to wonder where she Got it. Love you.

Robyn said...

I'm so sorry your diaper bag was stolen. Glad you and Eliana are doing well!!

Robyn

Kim & Dave said...

Well, that stinks!

SO thankful it was nothing SUPER important!

Stephanie (Maya's mommy) said...

Oh...so sorry!! But glad you guys are all ok!!
Praying you get good news QUICK!!! I think it will be tomorrow! (That's my prediction!!) :>)
stephanie

Stephanie (Maya's mommy) said...

Hey- just realized that I don't think I commented about ya'lls visit to the GC garbage dump. That dump, and Potter's House, is where my journey to adoption began. My church went on a mission trip there 3 summers ago. I came home knowing that God was asking me to open my heart to a child from Guatemala. Our pastor's wife was an MK, and her parents helped Gladys open Potters House. My friend (red hair and all!) grew up in Guatemala, babysat Gladys' kids, and her family was an integral part of the beginnings of PH!! that trip and our work there was the most amazing, life changing experience I have ever had!! And now I have Maya to show for it!!! It brought tears to my eyes to see your pictures from there!
Blessings~ stephanie

Dena said...

sad - and it was uber cute - if you see her snatch it back!