He Was An Unexpected Stranger Who Came For Dinner Then Lightened Her Load Too | Another Miracle Of How Things Always Work Themselves Out
It had been a busy day. A Saturday at the Ellison’s when everything was fair game for the kids. They ripped and ran, laughing and teasing each other, making every type of mess, not always cleaning up after themselves.
Friends were visiting too. At least one or two adults were bowling with Wii. They also had kids in tow who quickly fell into the flow of the day and with everything else that was going on.
Josie’s Ellison’s husband Rick was doing his usual thing taking care of their two dog’s needs, tinkering around with his latest gadgets and trying to perfect his Sassafras recipe while keeping the kids from getting too wild and risking upsetting his wife. And he wasn’t doing a bad job considering all that was going on — all at the same time. Everything was definitely at capacity.
Josie was in the kitchen making batches of cookies from her favorite knockoff brand dessert cookbook to keep the crowd happy. She was just about to start prepping for dinner when three friends of her husband walked in and she overhears him invite them to stay for dinner.
Up until that moment she had been calm and collected. But suddenly she was panicked and angry and wasn’t sure why. Cooking for an unexpected crowd consisting of her husband’s friends or coworkers was a regular thing she had learned to get used to. What was so different about today?
Had she finally reached her limit of tolerance?Josie felt herself stiffen against her own emotions. She refused to let it get to her. She really did enjoy entertaining if you could call it that. She could honestly say that it gave her joy to feed people even if it was a bit inconvenient most of the time, only because it was almost always unexpected and she rarely had time to prepare.