It wasn't something that happened directly to me and I am choosing to not wait until it does...LOL.
About 4 weeks ago there was a man that lives a couple of cities (about 45 min) away from our town that was starting to prank call a lot of the girls in this community, many of which we knew. One of them happened to be my sister in law, some were my 14 year old nieces friends and this man was doing obscene things on the phone when he was talking to all of these girls. He said things like, "I'm gonna kill you" to 14 year old girls. Now that wasn't the scary part...the scary part was that he knew a little too much about all the people he was talking to. Mind you he called over 1000 women in this community and he knew if they had spouses and when they were at work. For the young girls that he was calling, he knew what their moms looked like and a lot about them and their moms. Thankfully he was on the front page of the paper last week after being arrested. That was all it took for me to realize that I have given too much access to the "crazy" people out there to know about my family.
Having said that, I work from home and have many of my business partners (some of which I know, many of which I don't) on my facebook. So yesterday I deleted everyone of my girls pictures off of my facebook. Then I thought about my blog and I really love being a blogger and love having followers and being a follower, but it dawned on me that my whole life was on the Internet.
I know some might say, "what are the odds"...the thing is, there are odds which means that there are some people that are targeted and God only knows what happens after that. I would never forgive myself if I lured a predator to my family. I am such an absolute freak about things like that anyway that I can't imagine how I became so relaxed about the Internet.
Not to mention I have identical twin girls which is kind of a novelty anyway and I am a little partial but they are just gorgeous and I wouldn't ever want them to be fulfilling someones fantasies because of my inadequacies as a parent in protecting my children.
There...that's about it
I love you all and have visited your sites on many occasions. I love the comments and feedback that you all have given me with my girls and in situations where we didn't know what to do. I look forward to continuing growing our bloggy friendship for years to come.
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God bless you all and your families!