"A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies." ~Proverbs 31:10~
Momma, since today is your birthday, I am dedicating this post you and how much you mean to our family.
"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 night; she provides food for her family..." ~Proverbs 31:13-15~
Even in this bad economy when money is tight, Momma continues to be resourceful. She clips coupons and buys food in bulk when it is buy-one-get-one-free, she has learned to make homemade laundry detergent and toilet bowel cleaner, she preserves our homegrown tomatoes and peppers and makes (delicious) homemade salsa with them... the list is endless. It fills me with such love to think of all that she does for our family without asking for any acknowledgement of her labor.
"She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet." ~Proverbs 31:20-21~
Momma is the most generous person I know. She would give the coat off her back to someone in need. Her time is constantly devoted to others and not herself. Momma gives and lends many of her belongings to those in need, asking for nothing in return. She always opens her heart to those who need love. I wish I could be as ungrudging as she.
"She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue." ~Proverbs 31:25-26~
She is a well of spiritual maturity, overflowing with wisdom and knowledge, and I know I can always turn to her when I have questions or troubles. Momma comforts me when I am weak and always guides me in my Christian walk. Her faith is apparent not only to her family; many who have known her for but an hour can see His love shining out of her. Momma's merry smile and cheerful spirit constantly commend her to others, and many women seek her out when they have a question about homeschooling.
"Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all." ~Proverbs 31:29~
We love you so much, Momma! Happy birthday!!
P.S. It also happens to be Harrison Kraft's birthday today! Head over to Mrs. Kraft's blog to wish him a wonderful day. :)