We’re raising Pastor’s Kids. And for the most part, it’s not really something that I think about much. But this afternoon, I had this idea to go and take some pictures of Ellee at the church and it kind of got me thinking about how unique our kids’ childhoods are, in some ways, because their dad is a pastor.
Most generally, I suppose, it means that compared to their peers, they spend a lot of time at church. We are there on Sundays, but also many other days of the week. Since their dad is the pastor and their mom likes to talk, there are many weeks that they are the last ones to leave. But they don’t seem to mind too much. Christian’s usually downstairs playing four square, and Ellee’s skipping around in her socks, because she’s comfortable like that. And I really do love that they are comfortable at our church.
Thankfully, I’ve never felt that they’ve been in the spotlight too much, growing up at Eastport Bible Church. I don’t feel that people have had unrealistic expectations of them, because of who their dad is. And that is great. And I think that it also has to do with the fact that our church family is just that. Family. And there is so much love and support for them and for us. It’s a huge blessing.
And I do hope and pray that the fact that they are pastor’s kids has a positive influence on them as they grow up. I pray that God will give Jeremy and I wisdom, to know how to love and support them as we continue to serve in ministry.
My favorite shots of the afternoon were taking in front of the stained glass windows. They were glorious in today’s afternoon sun. Ellee humored me with this picture, which in my head would turn out sweet and it did.
I’m thankful for this amazing girl and her awesome brother. I’m thankful for their unique and beautiful childhoods, being played out on Eastern Long Island at Eastport Bible Church.
I’m thankful that when they look back at their childhoods, they will know that they were loved and supported, by their family and by their church family. From their church teachers and leaders to the amazing programs that they love to the pastors that have served our congregation, they will have quite the heritage of people who loved Jesus and loved them.
Just a few random thoughts, for this Sunday night. Thanks for stopping by and hope you had a wonderful weekend too!