Friday, March 14, 2008

Being Neighborly

Once upon a time there were two little boys born 5 weeks apart.

Thus begins the story of my boy and a buddy of his. What fun times he and "Buddy" had throughout their toddler, preschool, and early elementary years. We went to the same church where his dad served on the music staff (and who played and sang at our wedding). As school days progressed, it became harder to spend time together outside of church, but they were still good friends.

Over the last few years, as God undeniably led us to a different church (for the first time in 25 years), our paths went different directions. Lives were busy and although the moms occasionally emailed, the boys hadn't seen each other in a couple of years.

Until today.

When I had the delight of putting my kids in our car and driving about 5 blocks through our neighborhood. To a house where a new family is moving in today.

Buddy's.

The surprised grin on my boy's face was priceless.

So they got to have some male re-bonding time while unloading furniture and boxes from the trailer. My girl and Buddy's sister, a year apart in age, renewed a more distant friendship.

And I marveled at the blessings God brings into our lives when we least expect it.

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12 comments:

Shauna said...

YOU ARE MY WINNER!!!!!!! I JUST RECIEVED AN EMAIL FROM UBP LETTING ME KNOW WHO MY WINNER IS - AND IT IS YOU!!

I was reading your blog and you won something else this week - you must be on a streak - go out and get a lottery ticket or something!

:)

Ok - well email me at ksmccallaghan@hotmail.com and we can get started with your design!

:)

The Preacher's Wife said...

Oh this is SO Wonderful!! The boys' reuniting AND that you won a new design! :))

Lisa

Connie@Little Red Hearts From God said...

that just warms a momma's heart...

My son has some wonderful friends that he has had from preschool and I know how much he loves them..

you'll have to tell us more..

Kelli said...

LINDA!!! Congratulations. You so deserve that coveted prize. I can't wait to see what you come up with. Love the story about your kids' friends. What a great week for you.

Kelli

Chris @ Come to the Table said...

Linda,
How wonderful that the kids will be able to reconnect.

And I am so happy that you won a new design. Have fun!

A Stone Gatherer said...

How wonderful! What a great surprise to all!

Rhonda said...

Just stopped by to visit your blog. I'm 40-something too and will be celebrating our 20th anniversary in July.

It must have felt so good to see your son reunite with his good friend.

Congratulations on your win!

Mel's World said...

What a blessing to the ENTIRE family! I am sure there are going to be many more amazing memories made from here on out.

Xandra said...

That is so awesome for your kids! How wonderful to have Christian friends so close by...

Xandra

samismom22 said...

That is so cool! Did you already break out all the pictures of when they were little? :)
What a fun blessing for you family.

Hey on Congrats on the blog design..........That is awesome!!

Sandy said...

I love reconnections! Awesome!!

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

This is really timely for me, because Shepherd has his first best friend. He is CRAZY about Jake. And Jake is a sweetie, so I hope it sticks like Buddy's!