I am a daughter of Christ, wife, and mother of three beautiful daughters. Technically, I also have two sons, although they have four legs and lots of hair. We are truly blessed to be living in Loudoun County, Virginia, raising our family and trying to find our way.
Please don't get me wrong, I have my days- and lots of them. I am an only child trying to figure out the sibling issues that go along with raising our daughters. There is many a day when I think that the only answer is to throw the towel in, or, sell my children. However, I have refrained as of yet!!
About the name I chose for my blog: My Proverbial Life: this is a promise from God to me. Proverbs 31 describes the kind of woman that we all want to be. In any age we all, at our hearts want to be all things to everyone. That is just how God "wired" us. What I am starting to discover, as my eyes are opened by Him, is that I can only do this through God. As hard as I try to do it all, I fail. I always will- that is my humanness. The beautiful thing is that before time began, God knew this and loves me still! What a amazing thought. So, go read Proverbs 31: 10-31 and see the beauty in how God loves us!
This blog is the physical representation of my journey to try to live my Proverbial life. Sometimes I get close, most times I mess up royally! The beauty of our God is that He loves me the same either way. And, He is there no matter what I choose to do- He already knows.
"Epilogue: The WIfe of Noble Character
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 selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
She gets up while it is still dark;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her servant girls.
She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
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 makes coverings for her bed;
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 makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
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
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
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.
Give her the reward she has earned,
and let he works bring her praise at the city gate."
Proverbs 31: 10-31