Another day to link up with Helen at:
And to be challenged to "find the fab" in my life!
Today, the challenge is to share...
When I was Brave
I have shared in my post about FEAR the one time I was really in fear for my life. (Read that post on the word "Fear" here).
And I have decided to write Fab-ruary 10th - Fear Overcome - along with the 12th - I was Brave.
It was just over 16 years ago that I was attacked...
Little did I know when I opened the door to the church office that I would be shoved back inside with a gun pointed at me.
I won't go into the entire story, since I shared it not too long ago (see link above). But, suffice it to say, I was viciously beaten and kicked and - as far as he knew - left for dead.
No doubt this was the most fearful thing that has ever happened to me.
After he beat, kicked and hit me in the head with the gun, I just lay still while my attacker searched through my purse and turned his shirt inside-out because of the blood stains that had been left.
As I continued to lay on the floor, with my hands bound behind me, I prayed nobody would wander into the area while the attacker was still there.
Prayer, and God's calming touch, kept me still long enough for my attacker to finish his task and leave. And, thank God, nobody else stopped by.
So, when I heard my name called out a while later, my first reaction was for that person to make sure the bike (that the attacker had arrived on) was no longer outside the door.
I know I screamed...
I know I tried to get away...
I know I attempted to appease him by telling him where he might find some money...
But, I did what I could to keep myself, and anybody else, from being killed.
I feel I was brave in how I handled myself and kept my head enough to be concerned about others coming into the building. That was my first priority...
Keeping others from being attacked as well.
To this day, I can still remember what happened...
And, I thank God He was there with me throughout the whole incident.