The Wife part 5 – Wife and Mother

Proverbs 31:30 – “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.”

I know I have used this verse before in my blogs, but it is so good!

As I have said before, the Proverbs 31 woman always intimidates me. When you read the account of her life, she seemed to have it all and have it all together! Oh what bliss….

She was industrious. She provided for her family and her servants. Her husband adored her. She seems like a cross between Mary Poppins and Mr. Rogers. How does that work?

My life consist of “hurry-up and eat your dinner” meals, taxi cab nights to soccer and dance, “what is my chore tonight” questions (of which I usually have to make myself do) and then you have the best of all – “Mom, I love you.” That last thing makes all the other things doable.

As I look at the verse, I am reminded that my face will get wrinkles and my hair may try to turn gray. I may not always be able to talk my way in and out of things. My husband and children may begin to see my fault lines. Being a wife and mother is tough stuff. But in God’s eyes, I am His girl. He wants me just the way I am. And for that, I am truly thankful.


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