Sunday, June 25, 2023

Pastor: A love story (the sequel)

Back in March of 2022, I put up a post called "Pastor: A Love Story" which chronicled how our pastor met the woman who was to become his wife.

The wedding happened last September, and Mrs. Pastor has become a beloved member of the congregation. She's also a writer (unpublished) so we have a lot in common.

Last week – on Father's Day – the pastor concluded the service and then made the announcement everyone was hoping would eventually happen: He just learned he was going to be a father. The poor guy still looked a little shell-shocked at the news.

Yes, Mrs. Pastor is expecting, and we're all thrilled for them. During communion at today's service, the pastor touched his wife's abdomen and gave to his unborn child the blessing he normally gives to young children who aren't old enough to take communion. I nearly burst into tears, it was so sweet.

Both our pastor and his wife are nervous about their impending responsibilities – but hey, that's normal. (I always say there's a reason a baby takes nine months to develop; it takes that long to get used to the concept of being parents).

I've been researching ring slings (baby slings) as a gift to the soon-to-be parents. We wish our pastor and his bride every happiness as they embark on this new adventure.


  1. A family now fills the pew in front of us at church. Great-grandparents, grandpa and grandma, two sisters with their husbands and 6 grandkids, ranging from about 8 years down to 8 months. Both moms discretely breastfed/feed all the kids in church with neat, stylish covers that were not around 25 to 30 years ago when I had mine. So happy to see them start out with the way God intended. NATOKADN

  2. I remember their story; thank you for the update!

  3. Thanks for the update as well Patrice. Happy news is always good news.

  4. That is lovely! Thank you for sharing this.

  5. Have wondered how your Pastor was doing. Thanks for the wonderfully happy update!