Last year, I did something a bit out-of-character for a “natural homemaking” blogger:
I decided to write for an entire month to pastor’s wives.
Honestly, I didn’t expect much response. I wasn’t sure if any pastor’s wives even read my blog!
The response to that little series blew me away.
Very few weeks go by that I don’t receive some form of response to that series from pastor’s wives, either via blog comments, private messages on Facebook, or email.
The over riding message I’m hearing from you is that you need to connect with someone who understands.
We pastor’s wives can be lonely people. We need community outside of the four walls of our churches. We need understanding, encouragement, and support.
So here I go again…
If you’re a pastor’s wife, October is for you.
I’m nobody special, but I probably understand as least a little of what you’re feeling right now.
I’m not an expert, but I totally get the “why” behind many of your secret struggles.
I’m a far cry from perfect, but I do understand what it is like to be broken… and then find wholeness.
Right now, I’m sitting against the wall in my little boys’ bedroom, policing nap time while my thoughts and fingers fly during an all-too-short Tuesday afternoon.
I don’t have great words of wisdom to give, but I am offering you friendship and grace.
In fact, 31 Days of Grace.
31 Days of Grace for the Pastor’s Wife is the title of this October’s series.
No, I won’t be blogging for thirty-one days straight, but I will be popping in every few days with a nugget to share, with your name on it.
I am also considering creating a Facebook group just for pastor’s wives; a community where we can just connect, share, and support each other.
What do you think about that?
Let me know your thoughts, questions, and anything about yourself that you’d like to share right here.
I’m looking forward to sharing 31 Days of Grace with you!
P.S. If you’re not a pastor’s wife, I hope you’ll stick around during the month of October. And maybe even forward this post on to your pastor’s wife! Your friendship and support means a whole, whole lot.
Kristy Howard is a pastor’s wife, second-generation homeschooling mom of five, and a passionate believer in friendship, coffee, and quiet time! Kristy writes about motherhood, ministry and life at KristysCottage.com.