One of our neighbors left for Iraq today. His skills mean that he is the only one in his unit that will get called up. He has a wife and three little kids. We will be praying for him and his family while he is gone.
I am not a very social person, but some of our more friendly neighbors put together a celebration in his honor. Spending time with so many people reminded me of how few people I know that only live a few houses away. At the same time I realized that it was their presence and support of another this soldier that turns a development into a neighborhood.
God bless all those who serve and may they come home safe.