Alyssa and Hannah were quick to make friends with the other girls in the neighborhood. Jolynn and I decided before we had children that we wanted the kind of home where our children’s friends could feel welcome anytime. We like them to play at our house because we can get to know them and keep an eye on their activities. These days you never know what kinds of things go on at other people’s homes. We feel strongly that it is worth the mess and the noise to have that contact and friendship with our kids and their friends. We hope that many will find our home a safe haven from the pressures and temptations of life.