Getting Out Of The Rut …
Posted by Brandi Wilson
Recently we received this comment…
I was looking through the blog posts and was trying to find some on encouragement on Mothers Day!
I’m a wife of a pastor & have 2 little ones. Here I am on Mothers Day Eve just feeling bummed! Hubby is studying for tomorrow’s message & doesn’t have Mother’s Day even on his radar! And I know that tomorrow morning won’t be anything out of the ordinary! He will leave early for church and all mom duties will be left on my back & I just am feeling sad about that! I wish I could just be ok with that & focus on other positives about His job, but for some reason I’m just bummed! & for sure don’t want to be a big sad brat tomorrow. Ugh. Just wondering how other pastors wives don’t get sucked into this ‘poor me’ rut I feel I’m I tonight!!!
We’ve all been there… maybe not with Mother’s Day, but with another holiday, birthday or anniversary. At some time we’ve all been sucked into that “poor me” rut she references. Celebrating anything on Sundays is hard for any ministry family.
I think sometimes in ministry we have to “rethink” how we celebrate. For instance we are going to begin celebrating Mother’s Day and Father’s Day on Saturday. It is so much easier to make someone feel “spoiled” when you’re not working around their busiest work day of the week. Heck, a lot of my friends were speaking at their churches on Mother’s Day and it’s hard to feel celebrated when you’re carrying that load.
In ministry trying to celebrate a special family day on a Sunday is almost setting us up for failure, as distraction is imminent. I’m a big believer in a celebration doesn’t have to occur on a certain “day” but rather, just celebrate, just acknowledge.
What are some ways you guys have chosen to celebrate certain holidays, anniversaries or birthdays differently when they occur on a Sunday?