Sunday, February 15, 2009


In the days after the fire, as we were deciding to rebuild, we asked our neighbors if they were. We had created a special relationship with them and truly felt that the neighborhood wouldn't be home without them. We like the rest of our neighbors, but these neighbors are particularly important to us. They moved in at Christmas, and it was great to be able to see them when we came up to the house. Being home, next-door, makes everything seem right. When they look after Kellen, it feels like it should have felt when we brought him home. Living in a different neighborhood with different neighbors just wasn't the same. I didn't have someone to borrow eggs from. I couldn't deliver bread to them. We didn't get cookies when Dan fixed something. They're just one more reason we are so glad to be home!

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