I met mama years ago, about 16 years back (yes I am priding). It was after service, Papa had preached a storm, I walked up to her and greeted her, we didn’t say much because I mean what do you say?
Yes , I have always wanted to ask, what do you guys say when you highjack your pastors after service ; after how are you and service was great , what remain?? Cos I be here envying all of you , and how you guys stand close talking and laughing and then after that, prayer will follow. I really need to know cos I want to be like you all when I grow up. I digress…..
As I was saying, we said a few words and she gave me her number and about a week after that, I sent her a message about something and that’s where our love began.
It was a simple message but she knew then that I was a good writer ( as in, when it comes to written words, I dey try 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻 and this is the story I will write in my first book when I dedicate it😛😛😛, haters will hate) and she said as much.
We texted back and forth and of cos my head remained in a swelled state because when a bestselling author tells you, you have a way with words, you say amen and then pack your bags and relocate to cloud nine and that’s where I have been living for a while.
Over the years that is exactly how we have communicated, with written words. I send her long letters and she writes back (I didn’t say you should write her letter o, before she won’t have time for me again Ehen just see her after service in church and leave my line of communication open , I am only just telling you people a story cos I know world people. before you ask, she is busy and no she won’t reply😒😒😒😒)
As I was saying before you all distracted me …
I have loved being pastored by her, she has been a mentor , a mother and more and my relationship with her has kept me sane on the worst days.
I like that I can send her a message and she always has wise words to share
I like that I can learn from her , she reminds me of my mother and oldest sister , does not take nonsense, has a standard and expects same from the people around her
I like that we have our way of communicating, I don’t have to hang around in church looking for the right words to say but I can send her simple messages to say , that message was fire , or why so hot!, or I love you and we like it
I like that I can send her a list of books to buy for me when she travels because we both love to read, the sweet part is that she actually does it
I like that I can raid her library because we read a lot of the same authors
I like that I can remove the cloth on her body because I like it and she will actually do it because that’s her
I like our long letters and how she gives me room to be open and honest
I like how we can vibe in the dm
I like how she leads , lives and loves
I like how she walks her talk
I like how she tells me to have faith in the most simple ways
I like how she tells me she will always be there, whether we talk daily or yearly
I like how she makes time for me
I like how she preaches and I tell her every time that she doesn’t preach enough
I like how she is my pastor’s wife but also my Pastor
I like her
And This month we are appreciating Pastor’s wives around the world ,and I cannot tell you how much she has been a blessing to me, in good times , bad times , hard times, crazy times. Sometimes, she has just watched me from afar, holding me up in love and I think everyone needs that and today I can boldly say that everyone needs a PM in their life.
So maybe you don’t attend DCC, then go home to your church and love up on your pastor’s wife, why? because they carry your man of God in every way possible, the one who stands behind that powerful anointed man is that lady ,and she deserves her accolades.
If you belong to a tribe whether in UK , Canada, South Africa , Ghana then you already know that we are nominating Pastor’s wives and appreciating them this month. I know we all have people to nominate but more than just nominating people , sow a seed, and make one beautiful lady feel loved and if you do not belong to a tribe then join one today, leave a comment and we will connect you to your tribe.
So go out there , call your Pastor’s wife , send her flowers, buy her something thoughtful, write her a letter, send her a gift, she has been a blessing, held up your man of God , given him room to be who God has called him to be, brought his vision to life, so this month, show her some love.
And if PM has ever preached a message that changed you, been a part of your spiritual journey , touched your life in anyway then leave a comment, sow a seed , tell her how much she means in the comments . Tell us your favourite PM story, or your favourite message, and if your story is sweeter than mine , I will give you a gift (ok I am joking , or maybe not ) but I think you should tell us. She will love to read your stories.
Mama I love you, I am thankful for all the little and big things you do, the hard messages you preach, the flint mode attitude and everything in-between and for your voice that I hear all the time telling me go, you can do this or simply saying God is your standard and every other wise thing you say, your obedience to Jesus puts me on the straight and narrow daily.
I am thankful for you, I appreciate you and I love you.