Thursday, March 3, 2011

My Proverbs 31 Mom

 Today is my lovely Mama's birthday, and I want to take a moment to hack her blog account and tell you about this exemplary woman. :-)
She is a wonderful and skillful Mother, she seizes opportunities to instruct and encourage all of her children, pointing the towards our Savior.
She is my very best friend, we are sometimes so alike in our mannerisms and thinking that it is hysterical.
 She is a faithful, trustworthy, virtuous wife.
    "Who can find a virtuous wife?
      For her worth is far above rubies.
        The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
      So he will have no lack of gain.
       She does him good and not evil
      All the days of her life."
"13 She seeks wool and flax,
      And willingly works with her hands.
       14 She is like the merchant ships,
      She brings her food from afar.
       15 She also rises while it is yet night,
      And provides food for her household,
      And a portion for her maidservants.
       16 She considers a field and buys it;
      From her profits she plants a vineyard.
       17 She girds herself with strength,
      And strengthens her arms.
       18 She perceives that her merchandise
is good,
      And her lamp does not go out by night.
       19 She stretches out her hands to the distaff,
      And her hand holds the spindle.
       20 She extends her hand to the poor,
      Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.
       21 She is not afraid of snow for her household,
      For all her household
is clothed with scarlet.
       22 She makes tapestry for herself;
      Her clothing
is fine linen and purple.
       23 Her husband is known in the gates,
      When he sits among the elders of the land.
       24 She makes linen garments and sells
them,
      And supplies sashes for the merchants.
       25 Strength and honor
are her clothing;
      She shall rejoice in time to come.
       26 She opens her mouth with wisdom,
      And on her tongue
is the law of kindness.
       27 She watches over the ways of her household,
      And does not eat the bread of idleness."

Even this morning as the rest of sat around the table eating breakfast, she was up and about, making bread, tidying up. She is NEVER idle. Especially not with nine children. :-)

  "Her children rise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.  Many women have done well, but you excel them all.  Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.  Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates."
She is the most feminine and beautiful woman I know. She always looks lovely. She's smart, efficient, whimsical, godly, and isn't she just plain adorable?


 So here's a tribute to my Proverbs 31 Mama, my role model, and my best friend!

Happy Birthday Mom! God blessed our family  tremendously when He gave us you!
Love you all! 

- Anna

13 comments:

kozimom said...

Happy Birthday, Julianne! May God bless you specially today!

Gina said...

Way to go for "hacking", Anna! You are honoring your Mama, rising up and calling her blessed. She is all that you say... and so much more!

Happy Birthday, dearest Julianne! :)

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday Julianne! What a beautiful daughter you have to write such a post about her mom :)

Valerie said...

Julianne, Happy Birthday!!! Anna, you are such a sweet daughter to share your heart in this way. You are so blessed, as is your mother. Your family is a constant source of encouragement to me. The peace that exudes from your home through the posts your mom writes and the photos she shares is SO comforting and encouraging. Our days are so full of things we could allow to rule our thoughts, emotions and ability to be who the Lord has called us each to be. Your family is a constant reminder to me that it IS possible to fully trust, fully rely and wholeheartedly rely on the Father! THANK YOU!!!

Juliane, I pray your birthday is a wonderful blessing, that you are encouraged and blessed by this family you so willingly serve. Know that you are a constant source of encouragement to me. Such a blessing you have been...may God richly bless you and your family! {{{HUGS}}}

Freedom Acres Farm said...

Happy Birthday Julianne! You have lovely daughters and they adore you. What could be more precious than that?

Keep up the good work!!

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed this sweet post. :)

Kristin said...

How blessed you must feel to have a daughter who admires you so. Sweet and precious! Happy Happy Birthday!
I always love coming by your place! So encouraging!

Iris said...

Some years back (and I don't know how many children ago) I wrote at the end of Proverbs 31: "Father, thank you for Julianne, who is this kind of woman." And now I add, "Thank you, Father, that she is raising daughters to be Proverbs 31 women." Julianne Joy, you bring joy and blessings to us all and glory to God's name. Love always, Mom

Barb said...

So true and so sweet. Thank you, Anna. This is probably one that she will hold dear.

Jen said...

Happy Birthday!! What a wonderful daughter. She must have learnt from her Mama!!

Julianne said...

Thank you, all. You have made this such a special day! This has been most encouraging. Ya all are so thoughtful and sweet, I do really really appreciate all your kind words.

Melissa said...

Belated birthday blessings to you~ What a precious tribute from your dear girl! I hope you've had time to take in the love and blessedness of this moment!

Grace said...

love you mama!