IMPORTANT REMINDER..... HEED OUR INNER WARNINGS (even if we don't know why in the moment)..... Last week I picked our difficult child up in a seedy part of town to take him to rehab. He was at the house of someone who I know is troubled. difficult child asked me repeatedly to come in and say "Hello". I declined half-dozen times, but eventually caved. My inner voice spoke LOUDLY to me that I should not go in and I should not be there long or at all. I should've heeded my inner voice, but I was just trying to do whatever would speed difficult child up without a fight. We were only inside a few minutes and there was no fight (though the person in the home was "somewhat" looking for a fight with me, in particular -- long story, it's a member of his bio family). However, I said nothing, there was no fight, and I exited quickly with difficult child. This happened last Monday. Yesterday (the following Monday) on the news, I see there was a murder on the block where I was last week picking up difficult child. As I viewed the news footage of police tape, I see that it's next door to the house I was in last week --- where my inner voice told me to NOT TO BE. My car was parked all of 30-ft from the front door of the murder home (multiple stab wounds). Turns out there was an altercation between 3 men and 1 woman in broad daylight outside on the sidewalk -- right where my car was parked days earlier. One of the men repeatedly stabbed one of the other men, then the others all ran off together. The stabbed man dragged himself to the closest front door (next door to where I was days earlier) and promptly died of his wounds. On the news, the police state they suspect it was a premeditated murder. They're still tracking the assailants. difficult child and I are just fine, no problems. However.....it's a huge reminder to me to trust my own instincts. If the hair on the back of our neck stands up, there's a reason for it.....even if we don't know what it is in that moment. Heed it anyway! ALWAYS LISTEN TO OUR INNER VOICES OF WARNING AND HEED THEM....... I will remember to listen better. This was a profound lesson and reminder for me. Nothing like a little wake-up call reminder......... Hello! PS -- I have vowed to never go near that house (let alone inside it) again. I learn.