Thursday, October 21, 2010

Proverbs 31 Woman

My friend and fellow blogger Erin is doing a series of blogs on the Proverbs 31 woman. I always enjoy a study of this passage, because it usually inspires me to try harder. None of us can actually live up to this ideal, and the woman described in this scripture is not an actual flesh and blood person. Or at least I don't believe she is. I believe she is meant to be an encouragement to us, just like Jesus Christ is an encouragement. We strive to be Christ like, and we strive to be like the Proverbs 31 woman.

As I was thinking about this earlier, I realized I know a P31 woman. She would disagree, I'm sure. And she will probably be surprised at my thinking.  This is what I see in her:

She works to bring in money to support her family.
She honors her husband as head of the family.
She takes care of the house and home and puts her family's needs above her own.
She's always available for her friends, no matter how busy she is.
She teaches Sunday school and is an active church member.
She does all she can to make her family and her life what it should be.
She strives to be all God wants of her, Even though she realizes she doesn't live up, she doesn't give up.
She is always concerned with "doing the right thing."
She may not always be a ray of sunshine, but she works on it.

Who is this paragon of virtue? No, not a paragon, a simple woman doing the best she can......

My lovely, precious daughter, LeLe.


Erin said...

(awwww...) so sweet. i hope she reads this with an open heart instead of with cynicism. because you're right in all you said about her.

FrouFrouBritches said...

What a sweet post to honor LeLe! How proud you must be! Great picture of them!

Michelle said...

I knew EXACTLY who you were talking about before you revealed the picture at the end! I love her! I can tell you that she didn't become a P31 woman without an awesome example to follow. You are, and always have been, a great example of a P31 woman to me, cuz! Love you.

Belinda said...

Oh Michelle, that was such a sweet thing to say. Thank you very much. You are an amazing person yourself you know!

LeLe said...

Aw, thanks, Mom! I am honored! I just now saw this. Made me tear up a bit. I learned from the best!

Kyrstin S. said...

This is wonderful! What a great way to honor your daughter! :-)

Anonymous said...

This made me tear ♥

Y said...

Just what I was thinking...she learned by example and doing a fabulous job. You can see that just by looking at Win. He is one happy baby!!!