Psalm 118:24 This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.
Sundays are special days. A Sunday is long, and usually a lot of work for families in ministry. In our house, daddy (pastor) leaves before sunrise. It never fails, minutes later our toddler boys wake up looking for daddy, and not finding daddy turns into toddlers crying. Then that crying ends in waking up baby sister.
6am everyone is awake.
Getting three children, three years and younger, plus myself ready on Sundays is like juggling balls. As soon as I get one boy's sock on, baby sister is crying and needs me. I soothe baby sister, put her down and get the other sock on her brother's foot. Middle brother just soiled his cloth diaper. Change diaper. Baby sister needs to be nursed. And so on. The balls (children) just keep getting juggled all morning until they are all finally secured in carseats.
Getting kids ready is only the beginning of a Sunday. Next, all that Sunday morning church involves as a mother, and pastor's wife unfolds until we arrive back home again.
Some Sunday mornings I lose a lot of hair from all the chaos, and yet other Sunday mornings are more relaxing and enjoyable. No matter what the Sunday, I have learned to be thankful for it. We recently almost had the doors of the church close, due to lack of finances. My husband and I had our eyes opened to just how blessed we were to be called to live a life serving Jesus and pastoring a church.
Sundays may be hard as mothers, and as pastors' wives. But, we can't get caught up in how hard it is and forget how blessed we are. God called us to this season of motherhood, and ministry. He doesn't need us, he wants us.
From getting kids ready, to set up. To sunday morning service, to tear down. And finally, when afternoon naps arrive. Let's be thankful for every second of it. It is a privilege and honor to build God's kingdom. Your children are your ministry. The church is your ministry. Don't neglect and forget the mission God has given you.
xo a girl who sleeps with the pastor