Thursday, May 20, 2010

Terrifying

Imagine...

Brendon was out not celebrating his basketball grand final win last night (they lost), it was just me and the kids at home. I dont fall asleep usually until Brendon gets home, it's this weird thing about me, since i was small I have never been able to fall asleep until all members of the household are home. At 11.30 pm I suddenly sat up with a start as I could hear our dog charlie thumping her tail on the floor, something she does when she sees a person. My heart stopped as the next sound I heard was distinctly the sound of someone, a man, clearing their throat. Next our kitchen light turned on. The panic inside me was palpable, my heart was beating so fast and loud in my ears and I could not think straight, there WAS someone in the house.
I rang Brendon's phone, on instinct, to tell him to come home (he was pretty close by) and while doing it was praying i would hear his phone ringing, telling me it was him in the house. He didn't answer and I didn't hear his phone ringing! OH SHIT the person was leaving the kitchen. I quickly hung up from Brendon and rang 000 but wondered how or what I would say as my voice was gone and I didn't want to alert this person as to where I was. My panic was at fever pitch, the person was walking to our bedroom, I saw the shadow of someone walk into my room and then they spoke "did you just call me?" It was Brendon. I burst into tears and collapsed on the bed in a shaking mess. His phone had been on silent and amazingly I must have fallen asleep and not heard him until he was already well into the house. Absolutely unheard of, if I ever do dose off the moment his car is in the driveway i am wide awake. Most. Terrifying. Experience. EVER.

2 comments:

mand said...

{hugz}

Take Arnica, or Rescue Remedy, or both.

{double hugz}

Jodie W said...

That fear sounds very familiar! I don't sleep if my husband isn't home. I was the same as a girl whenever my Dad was not home. And my imagination is quite over-active at night, especially if there are "noises" (which quite often turn out to be nothing, or my husband having arrived home!) It's all been made much worse since someone actually DID come into our house one night whilst we were sleeping. Thankfully they only took a couple of things and we never realised until the next morning but...it was pretty terrifying all the same. So *big hugs* for you!