"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

April 17, 2010

Wonderful neighbors

My neighbor recently told me that we live in our house because she prayed us in. : )

She saw us look at the house 15 1/2 yrs ago and actually, I don't think she could have missed seeing me because I was 8 months pregnant and huge! We had an almost 2 yr old little red head with curls back then and she had a 2 yr old and a 3 yr. old. When she saw us, she prayed that we would be the ones to the buy the house next door and we were!
In the years that followed we added 2 more little ones to our side of the fence and all 6 of them became the best of friends and have been ever since.

Here is a story she wrote about our children and our fence...

A Fence Well Traveled

by D.T.

It's not everyone that has a place where they can remember crossing their entire lives. It's not everyone that can remember their parents lifting them over, with diapers on, to go play with the same friends all their lives. Where they grew from being lifted, to using chairs to cross, the old swing set or like now simply hopping over. It's not everyone who has friends that they can always count on, no matter what differences they may have, they are always overcome and when you need them they are always there willing to do whatever it is to make you feel better. It isn't everyone who can let go and be silly and not worry that they will get looked at funny or criticized but someone who wholeheartedly jumps in and joins the silly fun. It's not everyone who is closer to these friends more than most of their family, it's not everyone that can say that they do these things simply for love.

~Becky, who is blessed to have such special neighbors

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