By Nicole Newson| September 20, 2018
One day, as I was in the midst of a mini-meltdown for Lord knows what, I remember saying to my husband, “Ugh it’s just too hard to be a Proverbs 31 woman. I mean seriously who is this woman anyways and really who could ever truly be like her?” My husband’s reply was, “You are a Proverbs 31 woman,” and left it at that.
In my mind, the Proverbs 31 woman was this mysterious woman and the example of perfection. The greatest wife, mom, businesswoman, that one could ONLY aspire to be like one day but could never fully attain.
So who is this AMAZING woman? I’ll just pull out several key scriptures in this chapter…
“A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.” Proverbs 31:10,11
Ladies out there, seriously ask your husbands if he would rather a handful of rubies OR all the things you do for your family on a daily basis. I’m 100% certain there is absolutely no exchange value for what we do in a typical day for our families. Checkmark✅
“She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls…. She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.” Proverbs 31:15,17
Shout out to the those 5 am rising mamas out there!! YIKES!! Sometimes I get up early just to steal some quiet moments of peace with a cup of tea to drink while it’s still actually hot. Sometimes I’m up to write, pray over my family, and prepare for the day ahead.
Next, I think we can all agree that we work VIGOROUSLY as moms and wives!! The amount of multi-tasking we do on any given day could be entered into an Olympic sport! So it’s safe to say we get another checkmark here ladies!✅
“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.” Proverbs 31: 20-22
This part usually has me questioning my abilities. I’m no seamstress and I could only wish to make my own bed coverings. Etsy mamas you’ve got this one 😉 I highly doubt my typical “mom attire” of yoga pants and a t-shirt qualifies. However, like many of you, I have sewn countless buttons on clothes, patched up holes, fixed shoes, toys, and stuffed animals too. So I’m definitely checking this box too!!✅
“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks wisdom and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.” Proverbs 31:25-27
If you are anything like me, you can definitely find the humor in your life right now. Personally raising three kids sometimes feels like I live in a zoo and seriously that might be an insult to those poor animals. 😉
Any of you mamas had the famous” if your friends jumped off a bridge would you do it too,” conversation? I just tackled that one last week! #winning
Bread of idleness? Not me- If I binge watch a show, I’m not being idle because I fold tons of laundry while doing so!! (The things I tell myself… ;). Let’s give ourselves another check here ladies!!✅
“Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.” Proverbs 31:28
One of my joys in life is all the snuggles and love my family shares with each other. My heart warms whenever my two-year-old daughter says, ” you’re my best mama ever.” (gotta love the grammar there!)
Ladies that love and diligently take care of the needs of their families are exactly who the Proverbs 31 woman describes! So I’ll say it as my two-year-old says it best- You are the “bestest!” Last checkmark✅ Mike drop…walking in that truth…end of story!