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A man with friends is never lonely

Wow. Last night my wife and I hosted a Super Bowl party and was it a mad house! I have been blessed with a wife who has the gift of hospitality. She loves to have people over. Make them feel at home. Comfortable, well fed, and entertained. This shindig started as a plan to have a few friends over, but got out of hand when someone - who had not been invited - asked if they could come. Well, it was not like we wanted to exclude anyone (we were just trying to keep it a little small) so we said sure. Well this person took it upon themselves to invite several others, who in turn invited one or two more as well. Fortunately most people brought either chili, or some form of food or beverage and there was plenty to be had for all. Unfortunately I am not comfortable with large crowds. I am not nervous or anxious in those environments, it's just that I like to be comfortable and spend time with people. But in what we had last night it was not possible. I stopped trying to count actual numbers after the I got called away to mediate between kids for the 3rd time. I love to encourage my beloved in the exercising of her gifts, but I know I had that look like, "when are you all leaving?" Kids running around the house with food. Conversation so loud that I know I blew the speakers on my little 32" TV. And I was not able to sit down for a couple of hours. Still, a good time was had by all - or at least one told me otherwise. And I know I scared one or two little ones by yelling up the stairs (one time a little tyke kept tossing Thomas the Tank Engine over the bannister!) Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Steelers! 21-10! Wahoo! As of today, my beloved Panthers are officially undefeated this year! :) Verse for today: Jeremiah 9:23-24 Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.”

2 comments:

WMD said...

You sound a lot like me. I like having a small group of friends together, but it gets out of hand with so many people and their kids.

I would rather sit alone and watch the game, than host a party with more than 10 friends.

It is all good though as long as they respected all of your property... which usually doesnt happen around here. :)

BigMama said...

As of today, my beloved Panthers are officially undefeated this year! :)

What a positive attitude! ;-D

I'm one of those folks who loves a crowd. It felt empty at our house with just the six of us. Although I think we made enough noise for a larger group...