Tuesday, June 11, 2013

...when one door opens

Many things came to a final this month.
Summer vacation!
Kids are finally out of school and no more driving 780 miles these next months-
My mom came to visit us for a month
 always a highlight in my year to be with her
the neat thing is I don't have to wait to see her for another 6 mos
( Actually I am seeing her and my whole familia next month)
I am going home to
in July
It's been 19 years!

Something that has been a big cloud hanging over my head
since the beginning of the year is slowly coming to an end.
I was victim of check fraud.
 A local woman and 4 other accomplice had stolen my newly ordered box of checks from my mailbox.
We live in the country so the mailboxes are by the road.
They had helped themselves to all the checks and written out THOUSANDS of dollars
 that would have potentially ruined my credit and needless to say drained my account.
If it wasn't for the amazing ladies at the bank that helped refund my money.
 There have been numerous sheriffs here at the house
 been working with a detective for the past months
I have never felt so violated in my life!
She/they stole my identity- she had several id's with my name- and wrote checks to places locally where I would go shopping and fill gas.
The hard part is that they know where I live- they have my address.
 - Worried for my children
no longer do I feel really safe
They have now all been caught with possession of dangerous drugs
 and are  sitting in jail
 I will be subpoenaed this fall to testify in court
  Just wrote my statement and sent it off to the judge.
I am scared.
But I have to put my big girl pants on
and see this thru.

But even with this fresh hell
life goes on....

Needed to clear my head and my heart

and nature is just the elixir

Somehow the outdoors makes everything right
 a place to breathe and think

In other news....
Jules got his drivers license yesterday!
Can not believe my baby is driving.

I have had so many creative thoughts dancing in my head lately
nothing better than feeling inspired amidst all this turmoil

Craving peace and simplicity

and usually in those moments.....
are when doors open

...and I do see one opening !
"The purpose of our lives is to be happy"
Dalai Lama

love to all
 peace out - beansprout!


  1. I have thought of you often these last few weeks Camilla and am so glad you posted. Thank you for sharing photos of your amazing state, they really make me want to grab my backpack and head your way.
    How wonderful for all of you to have your mom there and now you are planning a trip home? I know you must be over the top.
    I am so sorry you were violated, but am so glad you have found the strength to do what needs to be done. Yes, there are ugly people in this world, but so many more that are nice [your bank people] that we can't let ugly win.
    Life is full of so many ups and downs, the ups always outnumbering the downs so it's all good!

  2. How exciting to be going home!!! With kids? It would be neat for them to see your youth. So sorry about the identity theft. It seems like there are people who make the world unhappy but thank goodness the bank ladies knew!!! Good luck with the law process.

    1. Yes, the whole herd is going to Norway!

  3. First, so very sorry about the check fraud, that just plain sucks. Not easy getting over that one, but you will.

    Second, so excited for you...Norway!! What a wonderful trip for you. Enjoy every moment.

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures, they are breathtaking. Nature is my healer too, I always find peace when I am in her presence.

  4. How horrible and scary it must have been to have your stuff stolen. But you are right - nature is the best tonic. I hope things start looking up for you. Norway is on my life list so I can't wait to see your photos!

  5. I too was the victim of check fraud; a girl who worked for my husband and me--whom we treated like a daughter--stole tens of thousands of dollars from us in cash and forged checks. She was prosecuted but judge slapped her on wrist. It was traumatic, stressful, and ultimately so frustrating. But as time went on we healed; she got into further trouble and has since had her 3 young children (two of whom were born after she pled in court to a drug addiction) placed under the guardianship of her mother. Her attorney and the judge did her no favors, she needed help and to take responsibility and instead the legal system failed us and enabled her. Sad.

    1. This is really sad- thank you for sharing this, I am glad to hear that you could move on and healed...I guess that is the stage I working on now.

  6. First of all, I'm so excited that you are going home! You will have a great time showing your children...your childhood home. I'm so sorry for what you are going through. Be strong friend. You are doing what is right. Wish I could be there to give you a hug. xo


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Blow softly upon your house.
May the Great Spirit
Bless all who enter there.
May your Mocassins
Make happy tracks
in many snows,
and may the Rainbow
Always touch your shoulder.

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