I’m trying to
Relax and not stress
About my son’s grad party on Sunday
As long as there is food, fun, and fellowship
Everyone will enjoy themselves —
Decorations or lack thereof don’t matter —
My oldest son graduated from high school in May. We scheduled his party for August because there were so many grad parties in June. Now I’m wishing that we had held it in June because it would be over! LOL Planning larger parties and decorating is really not my thing. Cooking, baking, reading, hiking, sitting and absorbing nature, entertaining two or three people at a time, and…well, interverty activities like those are my things. Hosting larger groups of people brings out my anxiety. Add hosting it at another place and my anxiety is exacerbated. There ar e so many things that could go wrong or I could forget! LOL I just want to run away to a cabin in the mountains or a lonely spot beside to the ocean. Then I wouldn’t have to visit with tons of people, worry that I’ll forget something or not have enough food, or that something will go wrong.
So this week has been rather stressful for me. I’ve been doing a lot of self-talk and trying to stay calm, cool, and collected about this party. I’ve been telling myself that everything will work out fine and I’ll have plenty of food. I’ve been reminding myself that nobody is going to care how many decorations there are or if things are set up perfectly or in the right spots. The rooms don’t have to look cute or beautiful. His friends just want to visit, feel welcome, and have fun. They are just looking for food, fellowship, and fun. I’ve been reminding myself of that all week and telling myself to relax, breathe, and enjoy this wonderful moment in our lives.
“When anxiety was great within me,
your consolation brought me joy.”
Psalm 94:19 NIV