Hello! My name is Bre.
I am a pastor’s wife. I met my husband at the Christian college we both attended. He said he saw me at orientation and knew he was going to marry me (or so he says). I then sat by him in class (because cute boy, duh), and the rest is history. Oh, and he was studying to be a pastor!
Before actually becoming a pastor’s wife, I had this picture in my head about what pastor’s wives are like. They were always well dressed and put together. They were so friendly and nice to everyone. They volunteered for pretty much every ministry.
They were perfect.
With this image in my mind, it’s no wonder that I was nervous to become a pastor’s wife. I am not always put together. I am an introvert and struggle to converse easily with strangers. I’m not as selfless as I should be. I felt like I wasn’t good enough and there are days when I still feel like I’m not good enough to be a pastor’s wife. Having a pastor as a husband comes with it’s unique challenges but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
I am also a mom to two beautiful babies who are 15 months apart. Becoming a mom for the first time was the most amazing thing I have ever done. Finding out we were pregnant again when our first baby was just six months old was definitely not in the plan, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Before actually becoming a mom, I never thought I would want to be a stay at home mom. I enjoyed leaving the house every day and I enjoyed reaching goals in my professional life. However, God placed a different desire in my heart once I became a mom. And believe me, becoming a stay at home mom was hard. Yes it was hard taking care of another human being, but it was also hard feeling like I had no purpose.
I felt lost and useless and like I wasn’t enough.
I wasn’t enough as a mom, as a wife, or as a follower of Jesus. How can God use a stay at home mom? How can God use me as a pastor’s wife. What is my purpose?
Financially, it was also tight to be a stay at home mom who was the wife of a pastor! I knew staying home with my babies was the right choice for our family, but I still had dreams of being able to take my kids on vacation and I hated worrying about money every month.
I was also still the same me I was before I was a pastor’s wife. The same me I was before I was a mom. I still had the same yearning in my heart to be more.
So I decided to be a mompreneur. That’s right, a mom and an entrepreneur. It’s not easy, but it’s been an amazing journey. I never imagined having financial freedom while still being present in my kids’ life 100%. And now that I know it’s possible, I want to help make it possible for every other mom who has the desire to be home with their kids.
However, being a mom and having financial freedom will never completely make me happy. I realize only God can do that, and I’m on this journey to glorify God not only in motherhood, but in my mompreneur journey.
This is my journey to figuring out that I am enough. This is my journey to “maintaining me”.
And I invite YOU on this journey with me.
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