"She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of
I often wonder, as a young mother so comfortably pushes her newly born infant, where the world would be without such comforting souls? Most mothers involve themselves in every detail that pertains to the daily rituals of raising a child. Tears, loss of sleep, are of the many blessings in order when raising your young. For it is with these dark moments we truly feel unconditional love. It matters not what these little beings bring or do that will cast us far from our unwavering love of patience and tolerance. How often to do we 'bite our tongue' and reply to simple nuances, that would drive others mad! Using emphatics with such love and kindness that sheds light on ubiquitous behavior. To top it off, we are never idle, instead moving busily from task to task to ensure the days list gets done.
"Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She
opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She
looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” - Proverbs 31:25-30
And so it seems with the blessing of children so do our lives feel complete. There is never an idle moment as the days and hours wisk by demanding various needs to be attended. We are loved and revered from our home and often first sought when turmoil arises. For it is our natural instinct that allows us to foresee problems before they rear, often heading off climatic conclusions before our nest if far too weathered. It is a job we've taken, with little benefits offered, a switch we are neither able or capable to turn off- and we make it is seem so effortless.
"Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline drives it
far from him. "Proverbs 22:15
And so, since we are with these little bundles the majority of the day, we are often the main disciplinarians. Although we may spare the rod, not an action goes unnoticed that will prompt a mother's warrant to change undesirable behavior. It is with love and kindness we mold and shape each unwelcomed behavior in becoming productive, accountable adults.
"Then the mother of the child said, “As the Lord lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So he arose and followed her. "-2 Kings 4:30
And even as these inviduals reach the age of young adulthood never do we cast them aside no matter what the crime. A mother's love can be seen prevailing in the worse case scenarios due to a direct connection that begins at birth. After all, who is thanked first when a child succeeds? What speeches are poured forth in admiration when one grows old telling the loving guidance of a faithful mother? Who was at the cross during Christ's journey at the end - his mother.
"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not
depart from it. "-Proverbs 22:6
And when we are old, where comes the most pleasure in life but from our children? Watching them grown, tending to their own families, knowing our most greatest effort in life has been truly blessed. Nothing bears sweeter fruit!