Sunday, May 12, 2013

A Mothers Day Blessing for Lisa

A mothers day blessing for Lisa and all the other mothers of young and not so young children.

Ten ways Lisa blesses her family, friends, church, and community.

  1. She prays for her family. She texts her family frequently to see how she can serve them. She makes many trips to school and college to participate in her children's activities.
  2. She makes our favorite meal for the 1000th time even though she'd rather have something else. She gets up early to make lunches before school. (Even though teenagers are able to make them themselves, as evidenced by the fact that they can make a lunch when mom is gone. Maybe more like they'd rather make lunch than have dad do it.) She makes great meals for our farm workers.
  3. She takes a college course in music theory so she can better understand what her oldest daughter is doing. (What if Reed wants to be a brain surgeon? The prerequisites alone could take years.)
  4. She does laundry daily during the summer just to keep up with the chore clothes. (There are a lot of chore clothes.)
  5. She buys a good used car from time to time. (When she bought the Jeep it was so nice that Reed our 15 year old said why would anyone buy a new vehicle for 4x more...exactly.)
  6. She cares for her parents and speaks with them often. (Including a recent surprise trip to Iowa to visit.)
  7. She serves at school on numerous occasions.She serves at church in the orchestra and teaching Dave Ramsey material. (Wow she is good at that. She taught twice this week.) She accompanies her children when they play musical instruments.
  8. She spends every Saturday morning at the Farmer's Market as a farmer vendor. She shops at the market for as much of our family groceries as possible. She encourages other farmers.
  9. She uses her new sewing machine to make quilts, hand bags and dresses for her family. (She got a great deal on the new one and resold her old one for a great price to a happy new family.)
  10. She helps many friends less fortunate than we are and donates extra produce to Channel One.
Look at the close parallels to a great mom's activities and this scripture...

A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands. She is like the merchant ships bringing her food from afar. She gets up while it is still dark to provide food for her family and portions for her servant girls. She considers a field (or car) and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night. In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers. She opens her arms to the pour and extends her hands to the needy. When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothes in scarlet. She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple.

Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land. She makes linen garments (and soap) and sells them and supplies the merchants with sashes. She is clothes 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 affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.

Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: many women do noble things but YOU SURPASS THEM ALL. Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Give her the rewards she has earned, and let her words bring her praise at the city gates.

Proverbs 32:10-31

Any comments for Lisa, a great mom?

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