Friday, November 10, 2006

Great Wife Almighty!!

A good woman is hard to find,
and worth far more than diamonds.
Her husband trusts her without reserve,
and never has reason to regret it.
Never spiteful, she treats him generously
all her life long.
She shops around for the best yarns and cottons,
and enjoys knitting and sewing.
She's like a trading ship that sails to faraway places
and brings back exotic surprises.
She's up before dawn, preparing breakfast
for her family and organizing her day.
She looks over a field and buys it,
then, with money she's put aside, plants a garden.
First thing in the morning, she dresses for work,
rolls up her sleeves, eager to get started.
She senses the worth of her work,
is in no hurry to call it quits for the day.
She's skilled in the crafts of home and hearth,
diligent in homemaking.
She's quick to assist anyone in need,
reaches out to help the poor.
She doesn't worry about her family when it snows;
their winter clothes are all mended and ready to wear.
She makes her own clothing,
and dresses in colorful linens and silks.
Her husband is greatly respected
when he deliberates with the city fathers.
She designs gowns and sells them,
brings the sweaters she knits to the dress shops.
Her clothes are well-made and elegant,
and she always faces tomorrow with a smile.
When she speaks she has something worthwhile to say,
and she always says it kindly.
She keeps an eye on everyone in her household,
and keeps them all busy and productive.
Her children respect and bless her;
her husband joins in with words of praise:
"Many women have done wonderful things,
but you've outclassed them all!"
Charm can mislead and beauty soon fades.
The woman to be admired and praised
is the woman who lives in the Fear-of-God.
Give her everything she deserves!
Festoon her life with praises!
Proverbs 31:10-31 The Message

I have a great wife. I don't always treat her like she deserves to be treated. A lot of times I am selfish in my actions and thoughts but she keeps treating me with all her love. We are going through a rough time in our marriage right now. It is all from my doing. I started taking her for granted and did not put forth the effort and energy to make things right. Now I am putting forth the effort. It is much harder now than what it should have been. I have a great wife. She is a great mother and my best friend. She is always looking for the deals and ways to stretch the dollar. If you have seen me recently you also know that she is a great cook. This post does not do justice of how great of a wife I have.
With love.


judeandelise said...

Did any of you other women who read this think you have a lot of work to do? I am always reading other women's blogs about how they are trying to be THAT woman. I am flattered that you (jake) think so highly of me. Thank you for your on-line "appology". You are a good husband...but do you really expect me to make you breakfast every morning?

Jake said...

I thought it was a good try to get some breakfast every morning. ha ha ha ha ha ha

Papaw said...

Thanks for making me cry!


judeandelise said...

There is no need to cry Paul...really, I will start trying to make him breakfast.