Friday, January 8, 2010
I am a sports nut! I think that was a big reason my husband was attracted to me. On our first date I actually held my own in a conversation about football. Alan has since taught me about the nickle and dime packages, which most girls think has something to do with the change in their purse. We look forward to big games and have friends over often to cheer on our teams.
Alan and I actually had started talking about the Super Bowl and what we will be serving and where everyone will sit. We love to entertain but don't always have the biggest space for it. At the beginning of our marriage Alan and I chose a house that we would have room to start a family and a mortgage that I could stay home to care for our family when the time came. So when we do have friends over we are in close quarters but no one seems to mind and we always have a great time.
I didn't always feel this way, I was asked to teach a bible study for the ladies of our church and knew that if I hosted we would have to limit the numbers because of the size of my house. My friend, Angie, actually gave me the best advice. She told me "if you are ashamed of your house then you are saying what God has blessed you with is not good enough."
Talk about having to drop in an instant to your knees to repent. In that moment my attitude changed. I now share what God has given us with others and never looked back. I thank God for that sister who gave me a hard truth in love. I just love those. Angie helped me to become what God called me to be in Timothy 5:10 "and is well known for her good deeds, such as bringing up children, showing hospitality, washing the feet of the saints, helping those in trouble and devoting herself to all kinds of good deeds."
The picture above is one I took at a recent Denver Broncos Game. My husband surprised me with a weekend away. I will post some of our favorites recipes for game day in the next few days.