Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Woman's Work

Prov 31 (The Message Version)
17 First thing in the morning, she dresses for work, rolls up her sleeves, eager to get started. 18 She senses the worth of her work, is in no hurry to call it quits for the day.

My husband is very sweet, telling me that he sees me to be like the Proverbs 31 woman - more so than anyone he knows. I know I certainly try... I've learned that the most joy in life will be from giving, and the people closest to me to give to are my husband and children. It sure makes a difference in my day when I am able to focus on them and commit my time to them, with joy!

I think the key to being a good wife/mother is Prov 31:18 "She senses the worth of her work". How many women play down their role, thinking... Oh, I'm just taking care of snotty nosed kids... I'd be better off putting them in daycare and getting a "real" job. Or how often do we show less regard for our husbands in the way we talk to them and care for them, then we would show for the grocery checker at the local supermarket?

My family is so worth it. God planned for us, planned for our family and the specific mix of personalities and character that are particular to us. He knew all along the way I would stuggle sometimes with personality issues that I feel clash between me and my kids!!

Okay... back to another exciting day in a household of 4 energitic kids (and one overdue baby!).