Just yesterday, our property was brutally ransacked by thieves. A lot of valuables, sentimental and personal items were taken. There was considerable damage.
We are beyond shocked, distressed, and disgusted.
But, this travesty has one silver lining. Our neighbors. People we’ve never actually met. One-by-one, they have been calling us long-distance, telling us what had transpired, calming us, and kindly informing us that they will help to secure the property and help us ensure that the perpetrators will never set foot in our neck of the woods ever again.
This gives fresh meaning to the concept of “Love thy neighbor.”
To these wonderful men and women, my husband and I send you our heartfelt thanks.
My first reaction, in the wake of this tragedy, was to cancel our family Easter celebration. But, if I did that, the bad guys will have won.
Instead, I will focus on the blessings of this season ― my wonderful husband, my pets, friends and family, and ― my neighbors, who are simply awesome.
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