Old Glory

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Our Neighbors

I hope everyone is as lucky or will be as lucky as we are to have as great a neighborhood as we have.  Not only did they step up and take good care of us right after Chad passed away, but they have continued to show us nothing, but love and support.  They agreed to place an American flag/pole at the entrance of our subdivision (Oxford Ridge, Bentonville) http://www.oxfordridge.net/ and we were all fortunate enough that when one of our neighbors started talking to Lowe's and Home Depot regarding the pricing and details around getting it installed, Home Depot not only donated the flag pole and 2 flags, but they also installed it at no charge and made sure that it was within regulations with the lighting we currently have there.

Then the neighbors of Oxford Ridge donated and took care of getting it created, a stone in memory of Chad.  We knew it was coming, but didn't know when so what a nice surprise when we pulled into the subdivision last night after work to see it not only had arrived, but had already been installed at the base of the flag pole.

We are so blessed to live in a neighborhood that still knows the meaning around "neighborly".  Of course they have made it impossible for us to ever move from there (not that we would ever want to), but we are there as long as the good Lord will allow us to be and we couldn't be more grateful and happy for that.  I just hope we are able to repay the generosity one day or at least do a good job of showing them what this has meant to us. 

Thank you to our Oxford Ridge family.  We couldn't have gone through and continue to go through this part of our life's journey without each and every one of you.  We love you all!

Flag Pole at entrance donated by Home Depot

Stone under the flag donated by Oxford Ridge residence


  1. Trying to write through tears; God puts people in the right place at the right time to help us through the tough times. Your neighbors are AWESOME.

  2. This is beautiful! Thank you from us here in NC to everyone who had a hand in this. We love you for loving our Tami and Tebo!

  3. This is the most amazing story and gift anyone could receive... I have met most of your neighbors and I would have to agree they are SIMPLY AMAZING, but so are you and Tebo for this neighborhood is like FAMILY!!!! I love you all at Oxford Ridge for loving my sister and her family for loving Chad, I love you for BEING YOU!!! Just beautiful simply beautiful!!! Love BFF SISTER

  4. Can you imagine what a different world we would live in if everyone had neighbors like yours? I've been to your home and seen the Oxford Ridge community but didn't really see the 'neighborhood' until now. What a wonderful, meaningful thing these people have done. And you deserve it. Your neighbors are a shining example of what neighbors should be. Good for you.