Friday, March 25, 2011

The Preacher's Wife

I was blessed to be born into a family full of pastors, most of whom were Baptist preachers. This has been normal for me my entire life. I have been related to Baptist preachers in just about every familial relationship possible.


When I was born, I was born to the titles of;


The Preacher's great grand daughter
The Preacher's grand daughter
The Preacher's niece.
The Preacher's cousin.

Upon my father's ordination, I also became,

The Preacher's daughter.

Later when I married, I gained the titles,

The Preacher's wife
The Preacher's sister-in-law.

When my daughter married , I became,

The Preacher's mother-in-law.

My son is not ordained yet, but he is already preaching, so I am also now,

The Preacher's mother.

I have several nephews also in school who are preparing for the ministry and so I have become,

The Preacher's aunt.

However, since we are independent Baptist, the one title I will never have is,

THE PREACHER!

Which probably explains why I have this blog...

9 comments:

Mike Golch said...

News Flash if your bloggin that you doing a form of preaching just as I do on my blogs aswell.especially when I got on my high horse powerd soap box. I hope that you have a great weekend.

Brenda said...

Lol, funny post Rita. One title I would never want is that of preacher. Way too much responsibility.

Sarah Joy said...

Hey you preach the gospel don't you? Hee hee. What a rich and wonderful heritage you and your family have. Glory to God!

Carrie said...

HA! I can relate!

Betty said...

I like your preaching much better than some "preachers" in church. Who needs diploma anyway!? :)

redneck preacher said...

Pretty cool legacy. HTOITA

marion said...

Ditto - you are preaching ALOT and your notebook is your fine shiney pulpit and you bless and encourage many!
Someone said once: "We should preach preach preach the love of God - and sometimes speak!"
You are one of the finest preachers I know.

Adorning Grace said...

LOVE it! lol I have found that I do not have an identity of my own. I'm always "the preacher's wife" lol I don't mind though :)

Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

preach it, sista! :D