Why yes, I am married to that distinguished, straight-laced, preacher-man over there! We have been married for almost 20 years! Twenty YEARS? I know he makes middle-age look good. Me? I cannot even fathom that all the lines I see on other forty-something women’s faces could be on mine. I am simply not old enough to say I’ve been married to The Reverend that long. Ok, I am, but don’t tell me I look it. Seriously.
We never call him Reverend. That would be too formal for the casual pant, open-necked shirt,
dirty dress shoes, affable, comfortable and relaxed (mostly) kind of guy that he is. But he did earn the title through study and hard work, so thus I assume the haughty title of “The Reverend’s Wife”. You may bow down before me now.
Twenty years are a lot of time to be married to a pastor and it gives me a lot of material to spill on a blog like this. You probably don’t know this, but people who go to church aren’t perfect. **gasp** Just gather your wits about you as I am about to tell you another shocking fact. Ready? They don’t know we (the Reverend’s family) are watching them as much as they are watching “the perfect Pastor’s family” (ahem… I think I just choked on spit). Oh yes, everyone wonders if the clergy is perfect and how high a pedestal to put him (and his family) on but we, as a family, are watching too. And you all have given us a lot of stories.
If you are from our church, past or present, you can put down the oxygen mask and breathe. I am not telling any of your secrets…yet. Really, if you don’t know me well enough to know that I have some discretion than continue panicking into your paper bag. Nah, I won’t get into personal history with all the gory details, and some of them are gory.
This place is a place for me to poke fun at life. The fact that my husband is a Reverend/Pastor/Preacher/Minister etc… just makes it more fun to say ludicrous things. That’s all. Real life peeps know I can tend to put a fun spin on even the tragic. I’ve lived it, I can make light of it.
My number one desire is to serve Jesus with all my heart, soul and mind and have a few good chuckles while doing it. Afterall, laughter is good medicine. Pretty sure the Bible says that.
See? I’m not perfect. I don’t know exactly where everything in the Bible is, just in case you were wondering.
The Reverend does.