Mama in the Kitchen

A few weeks ago I woke up at 3 am and got up to read and write. I was thinking back to our NYE party, at the end of the night, as the women were all in the kitchen doing dishes.

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I love the sight of women working together in the kitchen. It makes me giddy just thinking about it, because along with our hands being busy (with what we love to do), we’re talking, getting know each other in a deeper way, discussing our families, and life.

The murmur of conversations that went on on this night I still hear in my mind.

I love the feel of women working together in the kitchen. An occasional hug, bumping in to each other, smiles, expressions on our faces that are priceless as we share our hearts.


The truth is that human beings are made for relationships. We crave them and usually enrich our lives with those closest to us. But it’s also important to have a goal to reach out to new people.

Every time we sit and eat and drink together, we know each other more. And for those new faces around the table, it is only the beginning.

Do I always want to be doing dishes after midnight? No, not really. But it’s fun to think back to that night, and also a reminder of how the many hands made it all come together that night.

One goal our family has this year is to reach out yet a little bit more. It’s a good goal to have.

Have you considered talking about hospitality as a family, thinking about it not as a quick fix, but as a way to foster and grow what we were really made for?

I’d love to hear your thoughts?