Today is one of those days. So much going on, some good, but some sad. I have learned recently of the death of a relative~a relative that I haven't seen in so long, and haven't keep in contact with. That only makes it more sad, realizing that years have passed without a visit, call or even a letter. Maybe this is one of those times to reflect on getting in touch with those who are family and even those who are not family, but friends from the past who have drifted out of our lives. I don't know how you resume relationships that have faded away, other than just picking up the phone and calling or sending a letter. Maybe a letter is the best way! Then, the recipient can throw it away or respond.
Have I mentioned (no, I haven't) that I have the best neighbors in the world? We have lived next door to one of our neighbors for over thirty years. We have watched each other's children grow up, have their own children. We have shared meals, fun and crises together. They look out for us and we look out for them. I can't imagine not having them next door!
Last week, our Cairn Terriers escaped the house and dog pen, and went on a joy trip after dark. We searched for them then waited on the patio and even opened all the windows (that are not painted shut) in case they came home we could hear them. We finally had to go to bed (praying they would come home). Our neighbor called us a 4:00 a.m. Our little terrorists, as we affectionately call them on occasion, were in their basement. We gladly threw on some clothes and went to get them. Thank you, neighbors! You are the best, best, best!