Here's a short story from my "Derek Maul" blog; it should play well in this "Clergy-Hubby" venue (click the link for the entire piece):
Several years ago Rebekah (The Preacher) and I met two couples who both lived in very nice homes in the same neighborhood.
Bottom line - and this is today's word for preachers husbands - if you want everything ready done and pre-finished... if you want to wake up each new day day with no problems to solve and no mess to clean up... if you want sterility and predictability and no bumps in the road to distract you from, well, whatever it is that you'd do in such a life... Then you're welcome to it.
But such a life won't have much to do with the dynamic, creative, challenging interactive dance we're caught up in. And I don't think you'd like it all that much after a few days.
I love my clergy-hubby life.
I love the "on-the-fly" art of it.
I love the constant remodeling.
I love the learn and grow quality.
I love having to rely on the creativity of the Creator and our ongoing relationship to God through Jesus.
I love that we're never done...