A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.
Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.
She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.
She works with eager hands.
She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family
She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.
Her lamp does not go out at night.
She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.
When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet. She is clothed in fine linen and purple.
Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household
Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
-Excerpts from Proverbs 31
First of all, it should be Mother’s Month, not Mother’s Day. They carried a baby for 9 months one day does not do the role of a mother justice, but I digress. I have been blessed with the most amazing, inspirational, driven mother in the whole world. She is a gift to us all. Anyone who meets her will agree that she has impacted his or her life in one way or another for the better. Nothing in life came easily to her. She worked very hard to be where she is today and that is why I praise her. To describe her in one word I would use determined. Everything that could have stopped her and brought her down has only been the catalyst she used to change and become better. She tells me stories of the woman she used to be and it is hard to fathom that it’s true. She gives God and my dad all the glory for saving her life. #therearestillgoodmeninthisworld
I want to hone in on one aspect of her life that could have easily gone sour if she did not make the conscious decision to do better. Growing up she did not have the best relationship with her mom. Her mom was bitter, alone and not affectionate but my mom vowed to be different than her upbringing. One mother’s day my mom said the only thing she wanted from her mom was to be able to give her a hug and kiss every time she saw her. She was able to enjoy a hug from her mom for the next 4 years until the day grandma went up to see Jesus in heaven.
My mom hugs and kisses me every chance she gets. Smothering those she loves with affection brings her joy. She cares for everyone she meets as if they are her own children. She loves with her whole heart.
It’s an honor to be her daughter. She’s taught me the principle of being brave and doing what God is calling me to do afraid. She has helped me through healing from a broken heart on several occasions.
She extends strength to me in ways that only a mother can. She serves in the house of God because she is so grateful for how the lord changed and saved her life. One of my favorite qualities about my mom is her ability to not join in when people talk negatively about others. She sees the best in people ALWAYS. And points me in the same direction to see things from other’s perspective. With her, I have become a better person.
She supports me in anything and everything I do. I live to make my parents proud and carry on their legacy. Big shoes to fill, but with God all things are possible. It’s funny because I write that and I can hear my mom in the background saying, “you’re going to be even greater and better than I ever was.”
Until at least I’ve won the race
Remind me I’m not finished yet
“Remembrance” by Hillsong
I am 28 years old, which means I have 21 years until I reach my mom’s age. I have so much to grow in and become. I am nowhere near finished I have so much to go, but I will carry on the legacy of my mom. I am determined to be who God called me to be. At this point, I am not even scared because the more I step out the easier it gets to do those things that once scared me.
“And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14. As the daughter of a king and co-heirs of God’s inheritance, I look forward to what the future hold.
Mom, you did the best you could with what you had and in my eyes, you surpassed them all my Proverb 31 mother. I look forward to being as cleanly and as poised as you. When I grow up anytime I clean the house or working with my hands I will always think of you and continue to admire that I get to serve under a woman like you.
I will continue to serve for as long as I live.