Project 52 – the Kindness of Neighbors

Aren’t they beautiful???

Sometimes I get so caught up in MY life, and MY world, and what I have going on, that I forget to think of others. I was reminded of that fact this past weekend by a simple act of kindness from our 90 year old neighbor.

We are called to take care of the widows, and I confess I think of her sometimes, and try to bring my kids over there on occasion to brighten up her lonely days. But more often than not, I get caught up in my own life that I forget she is there, and weeks will go by without a word or kind gesture.

She popped over this past weekend to bring me a beautiful bouquet of flowers from trees blooming in her garden, and I was blown away by her thoughtfulness and kindness. Instead of me taking care of her, she was here to take care of me. I was humbled.

Sometimes I need to remind myself to take a time out, to put others first, and to take care of the widows and orphans whenever possible. There are enough single mothers out there that could use our help, enough kindly older neighbors that could use a good cheering up. So often we think of the mission field as worlds away, when really, it is in our backyard.

These flowers are sitting on our dining room table now, and remind me of that every time I look at them. Why is it my Glimpse into Motherhood this week? Because we have much to learn from generations past, as we are trying to teach the generations of the future.

My Glimpse Into Motherhood – the Kindness of Neighbors.

Project 52: Glimpse Into Motherhood

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Jess Abbott the Sewing Rabbit is the founder and creative director behind the me sew crazy blog, as well as, 5 & 10 Designs, GNO Events, and co-editor of STYLO. She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and 3 children.
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  1. says

    Beautiful flowers. Maybe the girls and yourself could make some doggie cookies for her small, furry friends and bring them over. The girls would enjoy helping you bake and then enjoy feeding them to the doggies and along the way learn about helping a neighbor……and a doggie.

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