Sunday, April 5, 2009


Yesterday morning, Daddy H was putting the finishing touches on our fence.
As I was cleaning, I felt an overwhelming sense of peace.
Throughout the last week and a half, no less than five of our neighborhood "guys" have come over to help Daddy H with the fence...
And it struck me...
How blessed are we to live in a neighborhood
  • neighbors actually know each other
  • neighbors look out for your kids when they are riding bikes
  • neighbors volunteer to help with each other's home improvement projects
  • neighbors spend evenings in each other's backyards just because...
  • neighbors overall get along so well with each other

I'd say we are pretty blessed in this area, and since we don't have any family nearby, our neighbors (and friends for that matter) are even more special to us.

Now, don't get me wrong... our neighborhood isn't anywhere near perfect!

Just like any other neighborhood,
we've got

  • HOA issues
  • nosy neighbors
  • complainers who criticize others
  • gossipers who only make themselves look like fools...

But I simply refuse to waste my time focused on THOSE people
when so many of my neighbors are SO AMAZING!

We are SO blessed!

Friday, April 3, 2009

I Have Been Blessed...

This song hit me like a
tonight on the way home from dinner...
I am going to write these lyrics down
and hang them
in a place where I can see them every day
I need to remember
that no matter
what annoys me at home
what frustrates me at work
what saddens me on the news
what bothers me about others
I have been blessed
And I feel like I've found my way
I thank God for all I've been given
At the end of every day
I have been blessed
With so much more than I deserve
To be here with the ones
That love me
To love them so much it hurts
I have been blessed
Song by Martina McBride