I am thankful for the kind of family we are!!!
What kind of family is that? Well…it is the kind of family that walks around with people we have never met on Halloween like we’ve known each other for years!
I don’t know if this happens to everyone and maybe it does. I’d have to say based on our political climate right now, that isn’t true.
We took 3 of our awesome children out trick-or-treating last night. What felt like only a few houses in a child recognized our youngest. He said, “hey I know you”! Now, this child had a mask on, so the 2 just stared at each other for awhile! LOL, finally my husband encouraged the other child to take his mask off so that Noah could see him. Well, the rest is history.
Once Ezra (I found out his name a little later) pulled his mask off, Noah said “hi” to him and he asked to join our family around trick-or-treating. For about 2 hours our 11, 9 and 6 year old, plus myself, my husband and my mother walked around with Ezra and his mother. Shortly into our journey the kids were cracking jokes and Ezra was holding hands with our 9 year old daughter as we made our way from house to house.
We laughed and talked. We got to know each other, but at the same time it didn’t feel like we were first meeting. At the end of the evening, we circled back to our house to make sure that Ezra got some packages of the Better Made potato chips we were passing out! After he grabbed his chips, he turned around and hugged every single one of us. We told him that it was a pleasure to meet him and we had a wonderful time and him and his mother said the same!
After Paul and I enjoyed some candy with the kids, we put them all to bed. Then we sat on the couch to watch TV together and I just had a big smile on my face. He asked what I was thinking. I told him that I don’t know if all families feel this way, but I am so thankful that we have the kind of family that can meet another family and walk around for hours like we have known each other for years. That we make people feel that comfortable and that we are also that comfortable.
My heart is full. Full because we have raised our children to live their lives like this, but also that we are leading by example ❤