Don’t you love spring when all the flowers start to pop and the snowbirds return? Here at Tanglewood Cottage the fruit trees are in frills & the songbirds in trills! Chipmunks are emerging from their snug winter nests and squirrels are feasting on the pussy willows. Our swamp is abuzz with turtles catching up on the news. The Canada geese have returned to claim their nesting sites, and now that Abby’s not patrolling the waterfront, we’ve had some new neighbors move in: A pair of stealthy raccoons who’ve rented the empty apartment at the edge of our lake. Last Thursday I put Stephen on a plane for South Korea to visit Michael’s family for 5 weeks, and this morning I scooped up Joel from the airport, as he’s just returned from Boston for the summer. Aaron’s family will be visiting this coming week, & the rest of the kids are planning to visit at various times through the summer. I can hardly wait! Thankfully, we now have Daniel’s family right here, making us laugh and filling our lives with joy! However, not all the “new neighbors” are kids or critters (like Tom Turkey). Last Saturday Brenda and Tom had us over to celebrate the arrival of Larry and Kari, who’ve just moved to GR. Larry and Alan go back to their first birthday parties (that’s almost 64 years, ’cause we’re now starting to celebrate our 65th birthdays together)! Brenda and I go back to junior high. The four of us graduated from high school together, and we’ve all been fast friends ever since! It was a special joy for Larry and Kari to visit our church yesterday. Don’t know where they’ll end up, but Alan and I are just thrilled to have them nearby!Isn’t spring a wonderful time? New birth, new growth, transitions, and changes! How about you? Have any new neighbors? I’d love to hear about them!
“Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good to edification.”
(*Edification: “the instruction or improvement of a person morally or intellectually.”) 🙂