My mom has always made birthdays special for my brother and me. I appreciate the effort she must have put in now that I'm older. She made us birthday cakes almost every year, always coming up with a clever design.
I would be ecstatic if I could be half the wife and mother that my mom is. I know she's not perfect, but this bible passage really does describe who my mom is.
I love you - Happy Birthday!
Proverbs 31:10-12 and 25-31
A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more that 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 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.
She watches over the 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 reward she has earned,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.