Saturday, August 23, 2008

Hard Work, Good Friends, Great Food

What an incredibly hot day! Everyone was dripping, but lots of hands made quick work of the massive piles of debris! Without so many neighbors showing up to help, it would have taken much longer. We are so thankful for such great friends. No one asked folks to come and help, or spread the word that people would be working down there. None the less, one by one, men from the community heard the saws and arrived ready to help. One older gentleman even apologized for coming late! At one point, my middle son asked me, "Why are these guys helping?" I told him, "Because, that's what neighbors do." Whether our neighborhood is the exception, or the norm, I'd love for my boys to grow up feeling it is the right and natural thing to do.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are absoultly right about the value of friends and neighbors, we couldn't of done it without you all !!!! Bless you for including us as valued friends and nieghbors, and a heartfelt THANK YOU to all.