Saturday, October 23, 2010

How Cool is YOUR neighborhood?

My neighborhood is the best, just in case you were wondering. I have known that for a long time--super nice people, friendly, caring, fun to be around...but today they have outdone themselves. Several of them showed up at my door this morning with this huge fall basket FULL of stuff--cards from their kids, all kinds of goodies, candy, fun Thanksgiving decorations, a beautiful fall wreath, a pumpkin carving kit, even a knitting magazine and yarn to make something (I think we might have to start a knitting group--they think I can teach them!!), candles, movie tickets...the list just goes on and on. One of them had decorated some pumpkins (so I can carve them if I want...or we can just let me stay decorated and call it good.) There were 3 different types of sparkling ciders--it just went on and on. Then they gave us a banner, which each of them had signed--expressing their love and hope and prayers for me. Talk about making me feel so special. I couldn't believe they all did that for me. These are people who have already brought me over dinners and goodies and taken Brady to basketball practices, and have been willing to do anything else that we might need. So it's not like they haven't already been doing a ton of stuff for us. But more than all the things in the basket was the feeling behind it all--showing their love and concern for me. They have been terrific. I have walked in the last couple of days and every one that I have seen has been so genuinely pleased to see me out walking. Everyone should be as lucky as I am to live in such a wonderful neighborhood. These are all very caring, loving people, and I count myself very lucky to call them my friends. I love and thank each of my friends on Lippizan Trail. You are truly the BEST!!


  1. Wow, so amazing! It's great to see you have so much support there for you, as well as afar...You deserve all the love and kindness in the world and I'm glad you're getting it!

  2. Louisa,
    1John 4:19 "We love him, because he first loved us." You, my friend, have been a loving neighbor and now your neighbors are returning that love to you. Thanks to Spence for putting everything in the picture so we can ohhh and ahhh over every detail. Miss you all, Sharie

  3. That is amazing, Louise. And all of it looks so beautiful. I agree with Sharie - I'm sure you have been a great neighbor over the years and now it is pay back time. We certainly don't have a corner on goodness - there are wonderful people all over this world. I'm so glad you are feeling better - better enough to go walking. Happy Fall - the best time of year in AZ. Love, Janet

  4. This is so lovely.. The basket looks absolutely beautiful (and so do YOU!). Wow, all that love.. so incredibly lovely and touching. Love you, Sue