Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Do you have great neighbors?
Sam and I have lived in three different houses in the span of our marriage and had wonderful neighbors in each of the places. There are people that we lived near in our first two homes that we will forever be friends with--and they are all people we would probably not otherwise have had the opportunity to know. It's interesting who God puts in our lives, isn't it?

When we moved into our current house, there were two nice neighbors already living around us (a retired couple and a single lady who is a doctor--bonus!), but the house right next to us wasn't built yet. Sam and I prayed often (and Henry really joined in too!) that we would have friendly neighbors that we would get along with, and that they would have kids. It just seemed like the perfect situtation, so that's what we continued to ask for!

A month or so ago, a nice Christian couple with two kids moved into the house next door to us! They have a little girl and a boy who are just a few years older than our boys. The kids all get along great, and they've already formed friendships! The parents are really great people too and we're getting to know them pretty well.
Here's my kids and the neighbor kids having fun at the zoo earlier this month:

Thank you God for answered prayers!


Heidi Jo said...

doesn't that make all the difference in the world? we have a great neighbor too. when we got hit with a horrendous spring snowstorm and i had to shovel out so i could GET out...they sent their three boys over to help me. things like that are priceless.

Momma Roar said...

We have wonderful neighbors too - it is so nice to have my children play with kids and know that they aren't going to hear innappropriate things there - such a blessing!

~Ginger said...

Our girls grew up with wonderful neighbor friends, too. We lived on a quiet little street and had awesome Christian neighbors. The girl from next door is still my best friend. We both have married kids out of state and can share our hearts. Her youngest daughter, and Jenna's childhood friend, just graduated from high school, too. What a huge blessing they were to our family.

How are you doing? Been thinking about you a lot.

Just Mom said...

Oh, how wonderful for you guys. We've got great neighbors too. I feel blessed.

The Macchio Family said...

I love my neighbors, too -- they are the best... it's such a great thing and a comfort to have 'em! ~ KIm

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Isn't it funny how we worry so much about things and they usually end up turning out for the best in the end. So glad God answered your prayers.

kddub said...

Great neighbors are wonderful. We are fortunate to have moved next door to two family of previous friends, and then made friends with the other neighbors too. There are 11 plus kids running through our cold a sack regularly, it seems like heaven for the kids, and it's great to have that many parents around too that we can trust to watch our kids etc.

That is a great idea to pray for the vacant houses around you!