A lovely woman in the Northboro Ward, Boston MA Stake, recently shared the following experience:
Last week, Mrs. Whittier, our former neighbor, called.
She had just spent the first night alone since her husband Dr. Whittier died. After speaking for awhile, asking about our five daughters whom she knew well and they her, Mrs. Whittier said, "I don't have neighbors anymore."
In our old neighborhood, there are lots of people within close proximity of Mrs. Whittier. That's not the problem. What I think she was saying is -- since your family has moved, there aren't people with whom I feel connected to, toward whom I feel neighborly goodwill.
Do we have neighbors?
Are we neighbors?