than the cook...
more than the chauffeur...
more than the referee...
more than the cleaner...
and more than the lady chasing her kid down aisle 8.
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. (Proverbs 31: 10-12)
You are more than a number...
more than a size...
more than an exercise...
more than the latest trends.
and more than the worlds pressure to be perfect.
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. (Proverbs 31: 29-30)
You are more than a soccer mom...
more than a pto volunteer...
more than a field trip chaperon..
and more than the one who's always pushing a stroller and wearing a baby while cheering her kiddo on.
She gets up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants.
She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. (Proverbs 31: 15-16)
You are more than the sock sorter...
more than the lunch packer...
more than the math teacher...
more than the cupcake maker...
and more than the one who tucks their shirts in, wipes their faces off, and sends them on their way.
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. (Proverbs 31: 20-21)
You are more than the potty trainer, bath giver, and the crumb cleaner.
You are His.
Living in His sweet grace.
Clinging to this giant role.
Bringing up these little treasures that call you mama.
Sought after, chased down, cuddled up next to, kissed on, waited for, and adored by those He's entrusted to you.
You have the most important job with the greatest benefit package.
And today is another day to embrace that gift...this calling.
Enjoy it, it's fleeting :).
(just some things I've been trying to remind myself during a busy, busy season :))
Friday, September 30, 2011
than the cook...