How amazing that their neighborhood was so close. Parents were watching out for kids that weren't even theirs. Kids were free to run from yard to yard until the street lights came on.
Are those days gone?
And then it hit me.
I don't have to live in the 50's to have a strong bond with my neighbors.
And then it hit me this past week.
I was reflecting on the winter break weekend. I took the boys to an indoor water park overnight. A neighbor was there along with 2 other moms from the village & their kids. We had 10 kids between the 4 of us, we can't compete with Granny's block that is for sure!
But back to what I was reflecting on.
Over the past few years, several new families have moved into my neighborhood. We are building relationships by doing things together..... on purpose. We have sat pool side on hot summer days & life guard kids as they play, we have gone on evening walks, the Dad's took the kids trick or treating for several hours on a hayride, we go to each other birthday parties, we get together for an evening of massages & pedicures, we wait at the bus stop with cups of coffee & wish each other a great day! Our kids run from house to house. I feed extra kids. We look out for each other's kids.
We do life together, just like Granny & all her friends did back in the 50's.
I am so thankful for the neighbors. I look forward to the days and years ahead & I hope my kids have great memories of running the hood & playing with their friends.
Are you living life on purpose? Are you building last relationships with neighbors?