Sunday, April 15, 2012
Welcome to the Neighborhood
WELCOME to the Neighborhood!
What a blessing it was for one of our new neighbors to stop by with a little welcome basket. I have moved a few times now and it seems the "friendly neighbor welcome" is something from the past or only seen in movies. It was a much needed break to talk for a few minutes and eat some cake (not shown in picture) they also brought.
Have you ever gotten a welcome from a new neighbor when you move?
Have you ever given a gift to a new neighbor?
I personally cant recall a time that I have gone to a new neighbor to introduce myself but I do remember inviting over a new neighbor for dinner and to this day we are great friends! I really want to work on making sure to take a few minutes to be kind, introduce myself and my family, and bless them with a meal or plant or anything really.
We actually had just met them a few weeks ago as they had just started coming to our church and then what do you know we move very close to them. HOW COOL! :) Always nice to know a new neighbor.
I am very excited to meet more of my new neighbors. :) I have seen several people walking by with their dogs, so many dogs in this neighborhood. It will be an exciting day when we get to add a dog into the mix. :) :)
Another neat thing to note about our neighborhood is they have block meetings at the local school every month. There was a flyer at our door inviting us to the next meeting on Monday. The flyer mentioned they have the following people give reports: Principle, Police Officer, President of the block group, and a random neighbor. It said they will discuss yard clean up, new protocols, safety, and a few other things. I have never seen a group like this in the past so I am very curious to see how it is run and what exactly is discussed.
Has anyone ever been to a community/block group like the one mentioned above?
We are also so thankful for our wonderful friends who blessed us this weekend. We had 5 friends help us load/unload the Uhaul, 2 friends help us scrub the apartment clean (it looked brand new), and 4 friends babysit the kids for us. I must fill out some thank you cards and get some chocolate or something. :)
Well, that is all for now, we still have a lot more unpacking to do. :)
Hope your weekend was wonderful!