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!