Hospitality is the relationship between the guest and the host, or the act or practice of being hospitable. Specifically, this includes the reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers. Wikipedia
I got the idea for Frienday from my friend, Cassie.
Having friends over for lunch and letting the kids
tear up the house er…socialize.
It was great fun.
- 12 Kids (ages 2-16)
- 3 Mom’s
- 2 loaves of bread
- 5 cans of tuna
- 3 bags of chips
- 10 oranges
- multiple red plastic cups with names written in Sharpie
- Memories made
If you know me at all you know this was out of my comfort zone.
I don’t do girlfriends well.
I surely don’t do them at my house. With their kids. In the middle of the longest.winter.ever. (read they would be inside. All 12 of them)
It was a HUGE success. At least us moms thought so. We fed the kids then kicked them outside in their
socks snow clothes to play.
We chatted. Jumped from one topic to another, never really finishing a thought, yet covering many. We enjoyed the fellowship with other homeschool moms.
Acts 2:42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.
There is something about sharing a meal with fellow believers. Now, this wasn’t a quiet, lets sit and have tea, moment. I mean, there were 12 kids. We were HIGHLY outnumbered.
But we were moms. We ‘got it.’ It was OK that we were interrupted a gazillion times for potty breaks or help with mittens.
We, as moms, are in this battle together. We are on the front lines while our devoted husbands are out working so we can stay home and homeschool. Sometimes we need reinforcements from others that understand us. That have been where we are.