When bad things happened
and our Dads grew ill and then we
lost them so quickly
within a short span
instinct kicked in and the Lord
opened doors which led to
my Mother living two doors away
and Georgia directly on the other side of us.
I definitely didn't think through all that this
would mean but I did know that if it
was at all possible it would be better for
everyone to have them close.
After all, my mother had been two and a half
hours away...in good driving conditions.
Warren's Mom was an hour from
our door to hers.
It has been so wonderful having them close.
Over the good years our families had grown close.
We would all celebrate major holidays together
whenever it was possible....
I always knew this was
unusual and special.
My parents and Warren's enjoyed the time
spent together and were enthusiastic in their
shared love of the grandchildren.
Ours are the only ones on both sides....
Yesterday drove home to me the beauty of our
I joined Mom on her morning walk with her
dog, Bear. We discussed many things.
Some mundane, some not so mundane.
I don't do this every day....for sure....
but it is so nice to know that when the whim
strikes or the need arises I can find her there.
I pray this lasts a very long time........
Later in the evening as I was out yelling
for our dogs to stop barking at neighbor children
Warren's Mom, Georgia, came out to chat.
We discussed the news of the day.
Nathan and American Idol,
My "broken" toe,
What will we do about Easter?
I know how blessed I am to have these
women as neighbors.
They are wise.
They are Godly.
They are generous with their time and resources.
They both love a good adventure.
We have laughed and cried together.
I count them both as friends.
They are blessings
to be treasured!!