Today and everyday I thank my Lord in Heaven for the blessings of life he has so generously shared with me.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
What a week this has been. I last left you as I ventured into the world of jury duty... and had no idea that three days later I would surface with an extremely exhausted mind and a little more caution in my daily living. Monday morning I was chosen to sit on the jury of 12 people that would be responsible for deciding the fate of one man. Not just any man... a man charged with "burglary with the intent to commit sexual assault." I sat through two horrific days of testimony and evidence that in the end left no question of the mans intent. Breaking into a young womans home... confident she is alone... with a mask made out of an ace bandage and a roll of duct tape in hand. I cannot even begin to imagine the fear that struck not one, but two girls, as that man turned the corner into the girls bedroom. However, in the end it is a strange feeling to know that I, along with 11 others, just put a man in prison for the next 47 years of his life. I haven't stopped thinking about that trial since it ended and I am looking forward to a weekend with the parts of life that remind me to be grateful for the things I have... and most of all never take anything for granted. You never know who or what might come across your path and decide to take whatever they want from you. By the grace of God alone those girls lost nothing more than their sense of security... which in itself is enough to warrant a 47 yr prison sentence ... if you ask me.