Sunday, January 20, 2008

Finding Fellowship

Fellowshipping with other Christians or other homeschool families in our home has been somewhat lacking for quite some time now. When we were parents to only one wee one we often invited friends from church or other family members over. Now that we are a family of six in a 1200 sq. ft. home we use the excuse that we don't have the room for company.

I say BOLOGNA! (Thank goodness for whoever came up with that Oscar Mayer song or I would never know how to spell bologna... or Mayer for that matter! LOL!). Anyway, we were spontaneous this week and invited over another homeschool family for pizza last night and we just had the BEST time! I met this family for the first time about a year ago and we hit it off right away.

So Mom, Dad, big brother, and little sister came over for the first time and it was like we've been friends for years. Everyone was so comfortable with each other, we talked and laughed, they loved our homemade pizza and actually ate as much as they could hold (just like us!), and NO MESSES were made by all the kiddos! Can you believe that?

Sometimes men are not as sociable with other homeschool dads as us moms are with other moms, but I believe it is just as important. Just as we need the support and encouragement sometimes, I think it's good for our husbands to see that there are other dads just like them out there, working hard to provide for their families so their wives can stay home to teach and train their children. It's so nice to spend time with like-minded parents and share stories and laughs and pizza! And let's not forget the brownies! Mmmm... it was a GREAT night. One we can't wait to do again!

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