Audra Krell

On Purpose

Not So Quality Inn

Cimg0607 Our road to Disneyland was paved with sleepless nights and broken glass.  We stayed at The Quality Inn and Suites in Palm Springs and our new car was broken into overnight.  This is a picture of the shattered window and the only items left in the car.  Our boys iPods, DVD players and video games were all stolen out of the trunk of the van.  Whoever did this cut themselves and bled in the car. A better CSI team would have gotten that to trace right away.  Actually the police missed it when they were there, but after watching three seasons of all 3 CSI series, my husband spotted the small drop.  Way to go CSI Krell.

Unfortunately the people at the hotel were not kind or compassionate.  The nice man that came to replace the glass said we were actually in a bad part of town.  A bad part of Palm Springs?  Who knew?

This was an opportunity for our family.  A chance to praise God in the storm.  No one was hurt, only "things" were stolen and it only cost us about five hours of our time.  It could have been much worse.  We also praise God that we aren’t a desperate family.  In these difficult economic times, people do things they never would.  A panic and desperation rises up inside people, a fear that there won’t be enough.  That you won’t be able to provide for your family or yourself.

I feel sad because I don’t think there is much of a market for a personalized iPod that is locked with an electronic code.  I wish whoever did this had just asked for our help.  They forgot the wallet full of cash, credit and gift cards, laying right underneath the iPod.

Praise you Father, that you are the only thing we are desperate for.


Love, Audra


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