PK's you are awesome. You are just kids, like all kids with a few more eyes on you. Ok, make that a lot more eyes on you. Just like your parents, you are held to a different standard than all the "normal" non ministry kids. Not by choice, or because you are superior. But solely because people don't realize you mess up, sin, and are crazy children just like all children. Actually, I take that back. They do know you mess up and they will shout it from the tops of their lungs when you do, not because they should. Just because they don't know what to do when their expectations are wrong.
As pastors, and pastors' kids we need to accept the calling God has placed on our lives. I know somedays you want to quit. Your dad and I say the same thing some days. Some days, we want to throw in the towel and be the "normal" family too. But God never called us to be the "normal" family. Even if we weren't in full-time ministry kids, our lives would still be ministry, kingdom building, Christ centered, and people busy minded people.
PK's remember who you are. You are children that have parents who mess up. You will see us fail. It will probably disappoint and hurt you to see us mess up. But remember who we are too. We are imperfect parents, leaders, friends, and just people who mess up but rely on Jesus. We need Jesus everyday. So do you. You will mess up, and I am sorry sometimes we forget who you are and hold you to a higher standard too. We are all on a journey to grow more and more in love with our Savior and to live on mission for Him.
We love you kids. Some days are hard. We will get frustrated with each other, with people, with our calling, but we are blessed. It is a blessing to be a pastor and pastor's kid. You have a great mission and purpose in this season, but through your childhood of being a PK, God is shaping and molding you for something great. He has purpose in you being a pastor's kid. Someday you will grow up, and our time of shepherding will come to an end. We pray for you everyday. When the time comes, and God calls you into who you are to be, just remember. Remember we are proud of you. You did great as a pastor's kid, the best you knew how. There was no manual for you or for us.
You are loved. And for the record, you make one of the best pastor's kids I ever did know. You are awesome.
xo a girl who sleeps with the pastor