My name is Alyssa. I am a child of God. I am a missionary baptist. I am a mom to a beautiful little girl named Sadie who will be 2 at the end of January. I am a wife but most importantly, I am a preacher's wife.
My husband and I have been married for two and a half years. He surrendered to the ministry before I even met him and when I did meet him, I wasn't sure if I even wanted to date him, but you can read about that story in the "Our Story" tab at the top of my blog.
I was raised in church my whole life. I like to say that I was lucky and blessed to have that. At the age of 9, I realized I was lost and needed to be saved. After the morning message one Sunday, I asked God to come into my heart and I was saved. I was baptized the following week. As I grew and got older, my relationship with God became more and more important to me and I knew that I could do nothing in my life without Him. My teenage years were kind of rough and I had a lot of family problems but God remained constant and I knew that I would make it through everything with Him.
At some point I had this feeling that I was gonna marry a preacher. It was so interesting when I met my husband and he happened to be one. We started dating and when he would be asked to preach at one of our sister churches, I would go with him. I was determined to show him that I supported his call to the ministry, that I would sacrifice things in my life to support what was important in his. We dated for 5 months and then got engaged. We got married May 1, 2010. We found out we were pregnant a few weeks later and had our precious girl January 31, 2011.
Our relationship and life has been a whirlwind but God remains the one constant thing in our life. Our relationship was founded on it and our marriage was founded on it. Being a preacher is not easy and neither is being a preacher's wife. It calls for a lot of sacrifices in our life. Not taking certain jobs, not working on Sundays, being in church services at all times, traveling up and down the state to preach and attend association meetings or any other service that one of our sister churches puts on, etc. But I would not change it for a single minute. Being able to share God's word with those who need it is a blessing upon itself.
I may not blog on here regularly and honestly I still haven't figured out exactly what I want this blog to be but if I can use this blog to share God's word to those who need it then that's what the purpose of this should be. Being a preacher's wife has humbled me so much but I love being one and I love being able to support my husband in the area that God has called him to.
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