So I found this nifty blog about the Proverbs 31 Woman who is an inspiration for most. I touched last week or so, on the first virtue HERE. I can tell you that event he first virtue was hard enough. I can say that I have still not put forth the effort that is needed. I do find that when I get my daily devotion email on my Blackberry I do read it – but do I pray on it or ponder it? No. Man I need to get my butt in gear and get it right! Anyone want to be an accountability partner for me in Alaska? Even if just by email?
So onto Virtue #2:
2. Marriage – A Virtuous Woman respects her husband. She does him good all the days of her life. She is trustworthy and a helpmeet. (Proverbs 31: 11- 12, Proverbs 31: 23, Proverbs 31: 28, 1 Peter 3, Ephesians 5, Genesis 2: 18)
I can honestly say in my heart I do well for my husband. I cook, I clean (and then kids destroy), love, and obey my husband. I do what he asks of me (for the most part) – but I do not do his laundry. He complains that I don’t do it right. I am sorry – but if you want me to do it along with mine and the kids, you will have to make one sacrifice. I understand this is not the right attitude, but I am standing strong and he doesn’t complain anymore! I mean really – I get up with him every morning at 4:!5 and cook his breakfast and make his coffee because I love him – and I don’t have to be up until 5:45 – he can knock of the complaining on how I fold his t-shirts.
I can be a better duster, or floor sweeper, but for the most part the labor side of things is done. We have come a long way in the trust department (this is on me trusting him, not him trusting me like is stated above), and I strive to be a helpmeet. One I thing I do also want to comment on. If I was not a working outside the home mom – I would make sure things were in line 100% and would fold his t-shirts just as he liked them. Yes, we have mac and cheese from the blue box for dinner sometimes, but if he is off early and my day runs long, tough. We both work and have bad days. I will still do my best to make everything work, but I am human and will allow myself that and so should he. If I am wrong I am sure someone out there will point that out for me on Facebook in a cryptic message. HA!