Date of story:
Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 1:00pm
I have strong memories of helping my mother in the kitchen either for special occasions or family dinners: cooking, setting the table, cleaning up. I have strong memories of eating dinner EVERY night with my family. Somehow, my family of 3 has been able to preserve eating together almost every night. It is something I cherish. Someday, my son may feel the same way about this special time we spend together as a family and with our extended families: our friends.
We invited five families for a picnic recently. Ethan, my husband and I spent most of the day cleaning and preparing food. Ethan took it on himself to clean his living room. He also spent time helping me make deviled eggs and some other side dishes. And, when guests arrived, he greeted them and throughout the evening made sure he mingled and made them feel comfortable.
He recently told me he was "working the room" at a post-band reception....just like me. Hospitality is important to not only the receiver, but the person giving as well. I'm so happy that my son goes out of his way to create a welcoming environment in our home and at outside events. Ethan, thank you so very much for actively caring.