The simple faith that keeps her (and her All-Star husband, Stephen) rising.
BY MARSHA DUCILLE PHOTOGRAHED BY HUGH HAMILTON
NBA All-Star Stephen Curry isn’t married to the stereotypical athlete’s wife. You won’t see Ayesha Curry brawling it out on the VH1 reality series, Basketball Wives. Nor will you find her on Twitter bragging about her latest expensive buy. There’s something simple – and genuinely sweet – about Ayesha’s spirit. On her blog (LittleLightsOfMine.com), she lists her latest Target finds, original recipes, and suggestions that keep women looking and feeling great. In the entryway of her home, there’s a wall of canvased Bible Scriptures that echo the desires of her heart. For Ayesha, “domesticity” and “submission” aren’t four letter words. They’re qualities that make women beautiful and strong. It’s all so simple – but, in this modern- day world, some people think it’s controversial and complex.
Ayesha on Faith
God is the center of everything in my life. My relationship with God has shaped the way I see my role as a wife and mom. I’m not perfect, but I do my best to let it shape all my choices. My faith is my identity. Every day, I get stronger. Every day, God teaches me something new. For a long time, acting was my passion. It was all that I wanted to do. To be honest, I still think about it. But I never felt as full as I do now. Deep down, I knew [acting] wasn’t the right path for me. It took me a while to figure out what my calling and passion is. I now know it’s my family and cooking. I feel [they’ve] given me a great platform to spread [God’s] Word. It took a giant leap of faith to take a look at myself in the mirror, and allow God to redirect my path. But I am so glad that I did.
Ayesha on Stephen
It’s crazy, but I think Stephen believes in me more than I believe in myself. No matter what idea I come up with, or what crazy thing I tell him I’m interested in doing, he cheers me on. I don’t think there’s anything he thinks I can’t do. He gives me confidence. I admire a lot of things about him. I love how hard he works, and how much he loves God. I love the fun we have together, and how he makes me feel appreciated. I love how he adores Riley and me. His basketball schedule doesn’t allow us as much time as we’d like together. The chaotic schedule is probably our biggest struggle, but we handle it well, and make the most of the time we have together.