Monday, September 30, 2013

Proverbs 31 Wanna Be

Hey it's Monday!!! I always have a lot to do. Someone recently asked what a mom at home does all day? So here it goes:
I get up around 7:30. I get Alice up. I feed her, she gets dressed, we make her lunch. I taker her to school.
The, I come home answer emails, facebook etc. I pay bills and get organized for the day.
I get myself ready. Then, laundry, meal planning, grocery store, cleaning, lunch.
I usually clean one room of the house really well one day a week. Dust, vacuum, mop, and more.
I make beds, take care of the dogs. 
If I'm lucky sometimes lunch with a friend. 
By the time this is all over I go get Alice. Get her a snack, do homework let her play.
Make dinner, clean up after dinner, get Alice a shower, and then she reads.
By the time 10 rolls around we are all in bed. 
We are busy and if I was not home to take care of all this no one would. 
I have no help, no family in town to jump in. I do most of it myself.
It is a huge privilege to have a husband that works so that I can do my job well. 
I often think if this verse and I have to say that I am proud to be working toward being a proverbs 31 woman!

The Virtuous Wife

10 Who[b] can find a virtuous[c] wife?
For her worth is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
So he will have no lack of gain.
12 She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.
13 She seeks wool and flax,
And willingly works with her hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
She brings her food from afar.
15 She also rises while it is yet night,
And provides food for her household,
And a portion for her maidservants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
From her profits she plants a vineyard.
17 She girds herself with strength,
And strengthens her arms.
18 She perceives that her merchandise is good,
And her lamp does not go out by night.
19 She stretches out her hands to the distaff,
And her hand holds the spindle.
20 She extends her hand to the poor,
Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of snow for her household,
For all her household is clothed with scarlet.
22 She makes tapestry for herself;
Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates,
When he sits among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
And supplies sashes for the merchants.
25 Strength and honor are her clothing;
She shall rejoice in time to come.
26 She opens her mouth with wisdom,
And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
27 She watches over the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many daughters have done well,
But you excel them all.”
30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands,
And let her own works praise her in the gates.

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