Sunday, November 1, 2015
The Results Are In
And looking at this counter of loot I am once again reminded how generous our neighborhood remains. I am also relieved only two of mine still trick-or-treat! We didn't tackle the entire neighborhood because we had friends over before and after for chili and hot dogs but the evening was perfect and I was able to connect with people in our community I haven't seen since last Halloween. A major highlight was running into a family with a grandchild who was so sick as a newborn we prayed she'd pull through only to see her wearing a super hero costume running up to doors for treats. It reminded me once again why I stepped away from my non-trick-or-treat stance of years ago. I still understand why some families choose to eliminate Halloween from their lives but also see the value in connecting with my neighbors and enjoying friendship, fellowship and celebrating cute little ones in all their excitement.