Friday, November 18, 2011

Proverbs 32 1/2 Woman

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I was so worried about being a good mother and a good wife. I had nothing to draw from and was a blank canvas.
Knowing not one lullaby and having such distrust in men, I felt overwhelmed and ill prepared. 

I would break out in a cold sweat every time the preacher would teach about the "PROVERBS 31 woman"

I would always think to myself... 

"Father that just isn't me, so Lord is there a Proverbs 32 1/2 woman? One who doesn't keep things real tidy, doesn't sew, doesn't know the first thing about cooking or canning or ANYTHING but will love on her family and grow into a woman whose heart beats after you?
I will be that one.

Well fast forward 20 years and well...
I still am not very tidy, I hate sewing but have adapted real well to a glue gun, I don't get canning but am a real quick draw opening one with my handy dandy Pamper chef can opener and most importantly I have a heart that beats after Him.

My husband and children have taught me how/what love is. They have helped me grow from a trembling insecure wreck of a woman into a mom and a wife that would give her very life for them.
Oh and I know a few lullaby's now too =)



  1. Love it! I can't sew a stitch (well, maybe a stitch, but that's about it...) but my heart beats like yours. Well said!

  2. Thank you Stacie! So glad to know there is a sister out there like me. Have a great weekend.

  3. Oh! You help me breathe a little more freely. I could BE a 32 1/2 woman. I can be a wife and Mom and woman of God in my own way and find that my heart still beats after him. I love, love, love this post and the freedom it reminds me of.

  4. Aww... I love this kind of post! Touching and meaningful but still with some smiles and chuckles thrown in:)

    AND I LOVE THE NAME OF YOUR BLOG! ahem... sorry for shouting, but I do, I love it. Speaking of laughtershock... my daughter showed me this video online and I've been giggling hysterically to myself everytime I think of it. It would be terribly embarrassing if I had to be.. yanno, out around humans or anything, but thankfully I'm just home with the kids. Me giggling hysterically to myself is just old hat to them;-)

  5. Amen Val!
    And "Pursuaded" I don't know your name but you CRACK me up. I love when people shout at me with encouragement =)
    Thanks for stopping by and you can't mention a "histerical" video and not share!!!!? I'm going to swing by your page and pester you for it. lol

  6. Robin,
    I had those same fears going into Motherhood, and sometimes still do. Isn't God amazing that He gently teaches and instructs us as we go along, skinned knees and all?
    Thank you for the comment on my post...
    I can't even think about them going off to Kindergarten without tearing up! Oh man! I am definitely trying to savor as much as I can!

  7. Hi Marybeth! Yes He is and amen! Savor savor and then savor some more!

  8. there IS a marvelous place for the woman who isn't terribly tidy. :)

  9. I know I can relate! I love being a Proverbs 32 1/2 woman. And God loves us all just as much as the Proverbs 31 woman! LOL :-)

  10. Amen Erin and Nikki. I think so too ;)