Your life is a fish bowl…pt. 2

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This may not make sense to you if you didn’t read my previous post, but everything I mentioned there…STEREOTYPES.

Let’s start with our parents…

My Daddy’s a Pastor…and a good one! I used to hear people tell me all the time how blessed I was to have him as my Dad…and yes I am blessed! 🙂 I had the privilege of growing up in a Christian home with BOTH my parents who loved the Lord…and even more so blessed that my Dad preaches what the Bible says, and does not try to bend it or fabricate it. As all dads are, or definitely should be, he cared for me and my siblings. There were times obviously that we thought he was being overprotective, but that over-protectiveness was love and care…and I’m so thankful for it.

It’s always a typical stereotype that when we were young we went to bed at 8:30 P.M….especially on Saturday nights because “you can’t fall asleep in church!”, I don’t really ever remember a time that we were forced to go to bed at 8:30…I wish we had though, I LOVE SLEEP.

Sadly what is somewhat true is that no one wants to be friends of a Pastor’s kid, but not because of us…it’s because of our Dad! Everyone’s threatened by the fact that our Dad is the Pastor that they don’t want to say or do anything around us…we don’t tattle tale!..except on our siblings 🙂

Although I have to be honest my siblings and I definitely thought the words “stupid” and “shut up” were curse words so we never spoke them…I think it’s good we were so threatened to say it to other people, and our parents because those aren’t very nice words anyway.

And yes we were very sheltered…but that just comes with how we were raised. There’s a lot of things that children shouldn’t and don’t need to know until they’re of age to understand it. That was WISE, not ridiculous.

Let me tell you the truth. I LOVE being a PK. I couldn’t have asked for a better life. Let me tell you how God blessed me:

  1. I have 3 siblings.
  2. I grew up in a Christian home.
  3. My dad’s a Pastor.
  4. My mom is submissive to my Dad, and showed me and my sister what it means to be a good wife.
  5. My church is so supportive of my family, every week it’s “how are you doing?” “How can we pray for you?” “How has your week been?” There’s so much love and support anyway, but even more so for us because we are the Pastor’s family.

Those are just a few things…and I’m still learning as I go through life as a Pastor’s Kid…someone told me a while back, “your life is a fish bowl.” People are always watching, and sometimes waiting for you to trip and fall…the sad thing is we will fall and we do fall. We’re not perfect, we’re just normal people who’s Daddy stands in the pulpit every Sunday, thankfully preaching the truth!

Sarah Skepple

P.S. I want you to know that my Daddy’s a goof…it’s where I get my weirdness from but I love him. I am most definitely a Daddy’s girl! 🙂

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