We heard they were moving in.
I kept walking down to their house to see if they were there.
One time I went with baked goods – but they hadn’t moved in yet.
The next time they were there! With their new little 3-month old baby.
I brought a canning jar full of fresh-picked strawberries from our yard.
Tied a little string around the neck of the jar.
And welcomed them, listened to their story (how they ended up in our neighborhood), and then I reached behind my back and said, “here’s a little something for you.”
Hospitality is sweet, it really is.
It doesn’t have to be complicated or showy, for which I am thankful.
It’s really about the love that we show our neighbors, but sometimes it doesn’t hurt to bring a little treat along as well.
If you have had any new neighbors recently move into your neighborhood, did you take them any kind of simple treats?