Wendy + Debbie

Neighbors

“You never know how good your support group is until you have to lean on them.”

Wendy + Debbie. Photograph by Hunter Freeman.

Wendy and Debbie. Photograph by Hunter Freeman.

WENDY

What are qualities that you believe make up a good neighbor?

I think a good neighbor is kind and thoughtful and considerate.

What is the one act of kindness that Debbie did for you that you will never, ever forget?

Well, as I always say, you never know how good your support group is until you have to lean on them. I learned that mine is very strong and I am truly blessed with many good friends.

Debbie has always been a good friend. She is always very thoughtful. As the mother of five sons, Debbie has a very busy life and I try not to expect too much of her with regard to her time. But when my tests first started looking off, she was the first person I called. When I had surgery, she and another friend set up a calendar for people to bring us food. When I was having chemo, she took most of her day, driving long distances to sit with me twice in the hospital for my chemo infusions. And she called me almost every day for months to check in with me. So I would say the one thing Debbie gave me that I will never ever forget, was the gift of her time, which is so precious.

What is one word that sums up what it feels like to be a good neighbor?

Rewarding. You get what you give.

DEBBIE

What are qualities that you believe make up a good neighbor?

A good neighbor is someone you want to share the good and the bad with, and who wants to be there for you in both. They are reliable, understanding, compassionate, and honest. Wendy is all of that and more.

What is the one act of kindness that Wendy did for you that you will never, ever forget?

Being at the birth of two of my children.

What is one word that sums up what it feels like to be a good neighbor?

Gratifying.

Wendy + Debbie. Photograph by Hunter Freeman.

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Wendy + Debbie. Photograph by Hunter Freeman.

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