My husband is a spur of the moment kind of guy. He can get an idea and roll into motion in about … oh, two seconds. That has been known to make my life a bit chaotic (not something I enjoyed in the early years). Over time I’ve loosened up a bit (adventures can be fun) and he has learned to shoulder some of the responsibility and slow down to about … um, three seconds. Gatherings happen and travel is a normal and often spur of the moment thing. The holidays tend to have more than their share of adventures.
I’ve found that it helps to create a hospitality mindset. Friends are welcome and we try to have the makings of snacks around the house. I also do a bit of planning ahead for gifts and general thoughtfulness. A fair part of our budget covers food and the cost of these things.
I’m not saying that everyone has to be like we are, just encouraging you to consider your differences and wisely plan for them. Perhaps you are the party girl and calling friends for an evening of games sounds like fun. Just make sure that you shoulder a good bit of what needs to be done and that your husband isn’t run over by the event.
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love … practicing hospitality. Romans 12:10a,13b NAS
Be generous! Lori <><