Yesterday we hosted our first open house of the new year. 🎉 We’ve done a ton of open houses, and we always find a way to have SO MUCH fun!(zip lines, trampolines, treehouses, setting up bounce houses, & etc.) The truth is though, we have argued nearly every time we were getting ready to go host an open house. It was running late, forgetting something, leaving out details, not being prepared, someone’s attitude, or any combination. Basically just being in a hurry. It really is difficult to love and be in a hurry.
It’s difficult for me sometimes to give grace when Jackie needs it most. Sometimes I don’t communicate my expectations. Sometimes Jackie is forgetful and loses focus. Sometimes it’s all of the above. We just choose to love each other anyway. We choose to stay committed to growing together no matter how difficult it seems. Avoiding it just kicks the can down the road. It’s a temporary solution to a permanent problem. We gotta stay committed.
I’m not saying we won’t have a complete meltdown before our next open house. I’m just saying this one was AMAZING! We had a BLAST, and we connected with a TON of people! - 15 minutes ago