We take such comfort from our guests.
Knowing they feel safe means so much to us.
Long ago…okay, not really all that long ago…a neighbor told us we’re known as the “safe house” in the neighborhood.
“All the parents tell their kids, if anything happens and you’re not sure what to do or just scared, go to Susan and Joseph’s house. They’ll help you.”
Note we were never asked if this was okay with us. It kind of just happened.
Left me scratching my head. “Huh?”
I think it started when we first moved into this neighborhood. One young lad, Ollie, always came over after school to talk with me. I thought he sought academic guidance as we often talked about school happenings. Each visit, he politely asked where Susan was.
I noticed his visits were shorter on the days Susan wasn’t around.
Then one day he confided, “You’re wife’s awful purdy.”
Thank you, Ollie. You do understand she’s with me, right, kiddo?
Ah, the stirrings of adolescent infatuation.
And meanwhile, the turkeys take comfort with us.