I wasnt sure how I was going to write this blog, but I will try my best. Minnie Mouse has a song that says: “Taking pictures is making memories”, and then says “Celebrations can fade away in a year, but when we are making memories, happy days are always here”.

I found the video on You Tube, and I thought it was nice for you guys to listen it… It starts on minute 1:15, but it is worth the wait if you have never listened to it.

This is one of my favorite’s songs ever, but today it bring tears to me, instead of happiness.

Today, the girls had a playdate at my cousin’s house because of Gaby’s birthday, but Gaby also had to go to the eye doctor for her to check the results of the exam. So, I drop hubby, Mia and Mimi at my cousin’s house and left with Gaby to the eye doctor.

Hubby rolled the windows down because we were running out of gas and I was going to put the gas on my way to the eye doctor. I was in the most crowded and long highway of the country (for those who actually know DR it was in the 27 de Febrero almost with Privada). There was a lot of traffic and we were in a red light. I was chatting with Gaby about the school, when a guy came in a motorcycle through my window and tells me that there is something wrong with my tire. When I look, I hear somebody who screams to me: Lady, they are taking away your purse!!!!!!!!!!!!! I turned only to see another guy in another motorcycle speeding up and gone with my purse. We were still in red and tons of cars on the front, and there was nothing I could do to go after him.

I cried, Gaby cried, and there was nothing we could do about it. I started going around everywhere but I was just too crushed and I needed that the most important thing at the moment was to cancel the credit cards.

I remember that just minutes before I left my office, I put my camera inside my purse and said to myself: This eye doctor visit will tell me if my daughter needs glasses, I better take my camera with me. So, that guy not only took the money that I took out earlier that day to pay 3 large bills (phone/DSL, electricity and water), but he also took my most precious material thing and one of the most precious non-material things: He took my CAMERA, and the PICTURES from Gaby’s party in it!

In just a couple of months, Gaby wont remember her party, and there wont be pictures to help her to remember, there wont be pictures to show to my mom who couldnt attend the party, there wont be pictures to show to my in-laws, there wont be pictures to show off in my blog (which you guys know Im planning to print), there wont be pictures for a thank you notes, and definitely there wont be pictures to remember that they day actually happened!

Gaby said to me crying: "Mom, that guy that took away your purse is really bad... Somebody should take his family away from him". Of course, I teared up more.

Gaby's results from the test were there too, and they were gone. I went to my mom's house because it was close by to cancel all the credit and debit cards... I also called the place where I did Gaby's test, and they confirmed what I knew: They give the patients the original print out from the machine, and they dont keep record of it, as the one that keeps the record is the eye doctor. Needless to say, that expensive and traumatic experience for Gaby would have to be repeated.

Right now, we are in a position (especially after losing the money to pay the bills) where we wont be able to afford a camera for a bit... So, it will be a pretty sad blogging experience, and I know it will be difficult for me to want to do anything without having a camera to "make the memory".

Just for the record, here is some of the things we lost:
* Our camera with the memory full of pictures, and my other memory full of pictures too (which was in the inside pocket of my purse)
* Our only copy of house keys
* 5 insurance cards (will cost around $5 to get new ones, not fun)
* My personal ID (which costs like $20 to get a new one, not fun at all).
* All of our debit and credit cards (including my cards, hubby's cards, my australian card, and even a credit card that belongs to my mom) - Cant begin to imagine how much it will cost to get replacement for all those...
* Gaby's eye exam result
* Sassy's vaccination record
* The business cards for the pediatrician, eye doctor and other doctors that I cant remember
* The bills that I was going to pay with our phone number, address and personal information printed (very fun, not), PLUS the MONEY to pay those bills
* My wallet (it took me several years to find one that I was actually in love with)
* Makeup that Luz gave me as a gift when she came a few of months ago (and the purse was also a gift from her)
* Tons of documents that I cant even remember (but I only had important papers in my purse)
* A card that Gaby got from my aunt plus a card that she made to Mimi
Im sure more things will come to my mind with the time... Thank God both of my USB cards where at work, as I would have lost tons of designs that I have done lately that I havent transfer to my computer at home.

I know I have to be thankful because we are fine, but right now, the only thing I can think of, are all the things that I lost, and how it will stay in our memories that Gaby's party NEVER HAPPENED.
Posted by Anelys Perez On 10:58 PM 12 comments

12 Lovely comments :

My3Ro's said...

Mama hugs to you. I am so sorry! I want to talk to you...email me

Cindy said...

OMG that is TERRIBLE! I am so sorry that he took your purse and camera.

cul-ture-queen said...

Awww man, that sucks. Hopefully you guys will be able to recover soon, financially and emotionally.

Cazza said...


I have said this before but I am SO SORRY that this has happened to you!!!

My thoughts have been with you.

Love you xoxxo

The Poblete Family said...

ooo thats just terrible big hugs to you!

Anonymous said...

OMG Im am so sad right now reading this. I am here for you hun .....lt me know if there is anything at all that you need ...i mean that....anything...i will help as much as I can. I am praying for you and so sad that someone could be this cruel. Pray for that person though hunny.....People like that can never move forward in life and i hope when he sees those pics on that camera that it weighs on his conscience!!! Love you guys xoxoxoxoxoxo


Momto3LittleFlowers said...

Susan: You got mail!

Cindy: Im very sorry too! :(

Nicole: Both things will be a bit hard to accomplish, but I hope we can recover soon.

Cara: Thank you for everything... I dont know what would I do if I didnt had you to listen to me!

Poblete Family: Thanks! Hugs to you too! Do I have your blog on my blog list??

Erica: Thanks for the offer... I know I havent emailed you much this week, but this is the reason... I keep recreating this situation in my mind, and I have been very down... I was also thinking how he will feel so bad when he sees pictures, stickers, medical information, but there is no easy way for him to find me, so even if he wants to return those things, he wont have a way unless he tries too hard which we know he wont do.

nicole said...

OMG, Anelys, that's so aweful.

Loosing all the money for the bills is bad enough, not forgetting all the cards trhat need to be replaced. But I very well imagine how you feel about your camera and especially the pictures.

Big hugs from here to you and also to Gaby.

Bridget said...

I am so sorry that is terrible!

Rae said...

I am soooo sorry you had to go through that. I can't even imagine.

Heather said...

Ouch! Im sorry. I have had 2 video cameras stolen from me several yrs apart and I am always sad at the loss of the memories in the camera and not the camera itself. Hoping you can recover some of the stuff, gl and hang in there!


Anonymous said...

He was very bastard to do that! Karma back to him!

Hope things are okay with you all..


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