Saturday, June 1, 2019

Good Neighbors

Daily Gratitude  Year 7-Day 150: Today, I am grateful for good neighbors. 

Today is a day of celebration. One of our village sweethearts is getting married. She was Chase's first regular playmate in the new neighborhood before Walker was born. She and her parents welcomed us with open arms. 

Good neighbors can become like family. We have savored watching our families grow up together. We have laughed and shared sorrows. We look out for each other and try to guard each others homes, lawns and hearts. Good neighbors cannot be bought. (We did recruit the ones from around the corner to move in next door.)

It will be a sweet time of celebration. More stories will be written today and a few old ones retold. Matt and Melissa - I pray your new life finds you in a neighborhood like the one Melissa grew up in. If not... I imagine you will create it. 

Jesus's first miracle was turning water into wine at a wedding. I imagine there were neighbors in the mix of family and friends. The clothes were different but some of the traditions and conversations we know today date back to ancient times. I hope the bride and groom are taking it all in with great joy and not hurrying the day. 

A wedding is a great way to start a marriage - but it is simply a day. It is choosing love every single day after today that will make the miracle of a marriage. 

A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. -Ecclesiastes 4:12 

I love that passage. It is a reminder to invite Jesus to your marriage, too. 

We are excited to celebrate two wedding weekends in a row. Both weddings of children we have treasured and watched grow into amazing adults. Last week was very special family... and this week is the family we made when we found ourselves planted in a new place. I love my neighbors!

Today, I am grateful for good neighbors

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