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||Posted - May 21 2012 : 04:10:11 AM
my eldest granddaughter gave me a simple hanging impatients plant and it was hanging outside our apt slider door-this morning it's gone--i am so ready to cry!!!
just another event in the list of vandalism....
what truly makes people think that they have that right??????
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||Posted - Jun 04 2012 : 05:30:20 AM
Margo - what a terrible thing to have happened to you. Your loving daughter gave you a plant that she picked out with her very own hands then gave it to you to enjoy and to remember her love for you. To have someone then steal that away must have been an awful grief to you.
I agree with everybody that it was a horrible act of vandalism and that the person who stole your plant should be held accountable for their actions. However, I believe we should also do as Jesus said -- "Pray for them that do us harm". Remember what torment their soul is headed for. They need all the prayers they can get to try to 'come clean' and to be more aware that their actions, while they hurt the person they steal from, hurt their own eternal soul more.
I believe greatly in "turn the other cheek", but put an extra lock on the door. My Granny (my great-grandmother) always told me to remember that Jesus came not for the righteous, but for the wicked, so we ought to pray hard for our friends, but harder for our enemies. Isn't that the farm girl spirit?
Hugs and Squishies!!
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||Posted - Jun 02 2012 : 11:11:00 PM
I am soooooo sorry that happened to you. I just don't think people think of the big picture or the possibilities of their actions anymore. It is like stealing money out of the offering plate, and it just irks me. I agree with the lady who said to post a sign in it's loss about what happened and where it came from. Not that it lessens the hurt but when things like that happen to me I just try to offer them up to God and believe that someone needed it more than I did and be grateful I had it for awhile, like Alee said it is the thought that counts and that love can't be taken. If wishes were fishes,etc. I truly believe you would have more flowers than you could deal with from all of us farmgirls, so chin up we all love ya and smell all those imaginary flowers!
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||Posted - May 25 2012 : 12:13:28 PM
So sorry that this happened. It is always such a violation when someone steals from us. The person who stole your plant is right up there with the low lifes who take flowers off of graves. I've been told that the plants taken from graves will show up at flea markets. A thief is a thief. Say a prayer that the person who did this will be convicted. Hopefully, the plant will wither in their hands.
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||Posted - May 24 2012 : 07:53:03 AM
Some people like it better if it's stolen. Really people like that just steal cause they like to. I have some neighbors that used to come while I was at church. They would take the weirdest stuff. The feeling of violation was the worst part. If they had asked I would have just given the stuff they wanted. Sheesh...But really people that steal little stuff like that will come back for more, lock up. You have a creepy neighbor around somewhere and it's probably someone you know well. Have little things been coming up missing lately and you have been just thinking you misplaced them? Also is there someone that the dog doesn't like for some reason? I hope it was a 1 time thing for you but just be aware :)
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||Posted - May 24 2012 : 05:43:45 AM
Oh that is just awful. I hope the bandit who STOLE it feels bad every-time they look at it. How could anyone enjoy looking at it when they know it was stolen? Let your neighbors know so that they can be on the look out and can protect what they have.
Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.
||Posted - May 23 2012 : 05:39:45 AM
Be careful they don't start breaking in when you are gone. Lock up Sweetie.
Horse poor in the boonies.
||Posted - May 22 2012 : 4:14:09 PM
One of our local elementary schools planted a pretty little garden of different flowering bushes one spring a few years back the weekend before mothers day. Someone stole them all Mothers day weekend. I just thought I wish the mothers knew where their presents came from.
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||Posted - May 22 2012 : 1:17:20 PM
That is horrible. I would want to cry, too. People are just so evil sometimes. If you lived closer, I'd bring you one of mine!
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||Posted - May 22 2012 : 06:37:35 AM
You have got to be kidding me, ugh, what is this world coming to?!!!
||Posted - May 21 2012 : 8:07:00 PM
That is horrible! I'm sorry. That is so odd that someone would steal something like that?!! What would they do with it??? I agree with Alee too, the love cannot be stolen.
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||Posted - May 21 2012 : 6:50:02 PM
hang a sign in its place, letting all that pass by what happened and what it meant to you, put a letter in your local paper about it, and maybe the theif will feel bad and return it...
"Knowlege is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad"
||Posted - May 21 2012 : 4:54:04 PM
Don't people have anything better to do than to steal a plant? Seriously?
When I lived in an apartment, I had some clothes stolen from the laundry room. I posted a "Dear Thief" note on the washer and said that if my items werent returned I would consider calling the police, then I called my landlord. (Of course I would never take up police time with that type of thing, but the thieves didnt need to know that!)Miraculously, they showed up a couple of days later. Maybe you should do the same. Just remember, plants can be replaced. Keep your chin up!
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||Posted - May 21 2012 : 3:39:46 PM
Stealing a Mother's Day plant is just NOT right. Sorry that happened to you.
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||Posted - May 21 2012 : 1:27:19 PM
Im so sorry!!! People are heartless these days.
||Posted - May 21 2012 : 1:16:13 PM
Wow- thats about all I can muster up! I just can't believe that someone would steal a plant off your deck! I don't know WHY I can't belive it in this day and age, but I can't. So sorry this happened to you! I like what Alee said about the love still being there! Very true!
Hugs to you!
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