Tuesday, June 23, 2009

"Shut out the whole world."

Sam told me to do this the other night.

It was like medicine to me. mm

I was fretting about this week. We have board meeting in OKC (I'm there (here) now.) Then up to 39 folks are coming for a 3-day family reunion at our house this weekend.

My mind was going crazy. 'What if someone goes into my pantry and sees how really messy I really am?' 'And our towels look really dingy to me now.''And here I go again, getting take-out and not doing all the homecooking that so-and-so and so-and-so would do.' 'And what if the Baymont Inn I reserved for everybody isn't as good as I thought?' And on and on and on.

I was getting ridiculous and Sam's gently telling me I needed to 'shut out the whole world' was what I needed.

These precious folks that are coming into town (from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Tennessee, Alabama, New Mexico, Iowa, and Texas) are what they are - the most nonjudgmental people you'd ever meet. They are so fun. And so very wonderful. Well, it's no wonder that we want to get together every 2 years. Wow, writing all this makes me think: I CAN'T WAIT TILL THIS WEEKEND!

And my song this week will be (is)...
Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.



Being Beth said...

I hear you! I tell people, "I'll clean for you the first time you come over, but after that, you get the real deal, dust bunnies, dirty dishes and all."

I hope you have a wonderful and fun weekend with all these people who will probably be relieved to find you keep as messy a pantry as they do. Shows you've got your priorities in the right place.

Anybody can have a spotless house, but few have as warm, comfortable, and welcoming home as you and Sam.

laura said...

Don't fret! These people are coming to see each other and catch up, not to scrutinize the house. Besides, we have a wonderful house and I know everyone will be impressed. And you will have shiny clean windows soon too! :)

See ya tomorrow

caroline said...

you are a wonderful hostess, Nancy!

sara [at] journey of doing said...

I think everyone has said everything I possibly could have... but don't sweat the little things. If they judge you by your pantry, then perhaps they'll share their tips and organize it for you. ;)

Have a wonderful time -- I'm sure you will... It sounds like it will be a busy, fun filled weekend for you though!


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