The Proverbs 31 Woman

"Who can find a virtuous woman, for her worth is far above rubies." Proverbs 31:10 Chances are you know one; perhaps you were raised or mentored by one; you may aspire to become one; more than likely you have never heard one discribed in such detail as the Bible lays out in Proverbs 31. Everyday I read a Proverbs which corresponds to the day of the Month. Since today is May 31- I read Proverbs 31 and was reminded of the woman who's "children arise and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her." So many of us are working hard with no one to say "you are blessed, you are praised, you are honored." Your children calling you blessed, honoring you and respecting you is different than being their friend. So many mothers don't want to appear angry, bitter, and hostile, like their mothers. But in return they are hanging with their daughters and not setting the standards very high.

These past few months have reminded me of how important it is to set a good example for your children. My four year old son asked me one night if he could get his wife pregnant before they got married. I said no. He said, but Mom, we'll be happy- pregnant then married. I didn't make a big deal about it because he's only four, but it greatly concerned me. What example am I setting for my children? It weighs on me heavily. But more than following rules and such, I want to teach them to follow God and follow their heart (insticts). I think they will go far in life. Our mistakes are what make us stronger and make us who we are.

The virtuous woman who works hard and is appreciated by her family. That sounds like a good goal to me. And like my blog says yesterday what we do each day determines what those in our lives will ultimately say about us. What are we doing today to become the virtuous woman of tomorrow?