My friend Betsy reminded me that at some time when she was stressed about hospitality, I said, “Love is more important than the details.” – I was a brat apparently last time she was stressed, but it still sounds true.
M reminded me that little girls don’t care about clean houses – as long as there are happy party welcomes. Their mothers do, but that is besides the point.
My 4 year old neighbor just brought down her family’s I-pad (very carefully, with both hands) to play Mercy Me’s I can only Imagine to me. We have a bit of a language barrier, but that was a kindness, she knows I’m in mourning, however quietly.
And, the cake is ready to go in the oven!