Ministry Wife, There is a place for you
Travel back in time with me about 10 years. I was burnt out and exhausted and in an emotional place I did not know existed. I was depleted from a colicky baby that grew to be a terribly difficult 1 year old… Out of control behavior ALL OF THE TIME (we later learned she had several food allergies).
I was married to a depressed young pastor who was working way too much. I had graduated from Bible College and Seminary, but had no place to work (who wants to hire both people, and I can’t work at another church, right?). I had very sensitive health problem from our daughter’s birth that severely affected my life. It was so embarrassing I told only my closest friends.
Adam had a great opportunity at a large church, but we had just been terribly and abusively rejected by another church and we were still healing. The move was cross-country and we were in severe culture shock.
We wanted to get “normal” jobs.
We were so alone.
And so I dutifully went to church one night where I gladly dropped our daughter off screaming her guts out in the nursery (and I wasn’t one of those moms that even pretended to feel bad).
And I walked down the hall.
And a woman said, “Ahh, honey. It can’t be that bad.”
And I smiled and ran to the bathroom, sat in a stall, and cried.
And that is one reason “Tree By Water” is here.
You can run here, and cry.
I would love to get a conversation started. Feel Free to Share your story below!