Happy Birthday, Mom!

Today is my lovely mother's birthday.
I have always loved birthdays. Mainly because they are a great time to really show the birthday boy or girl how much you love and appreciate them. And I appreciate my mom very much.

My mom has been and still continues to be a great example of a godly woman to me. We have had many talks about many different things over the years. I so enjoy these talks and hope that we have many more in the years to come.
 She is always there for me. She is supportive of my acting. She is a very devoted wife and mother. She is happy to be at home with me and my siblings and has homeschooled us diligently. She makes do with what she has, and doesn't complain about the things that she doesn't have. She is a godly woman and a great mom!

An excellent wife who can find? 
She is far more precious than jewels.
The heart of her husband trusts her,
and he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good, and not harm,
all the days of her life.
She seeks wool and flax,
and works with willing hands.
She is like the ships of the merchant;
she brings her food from afar.
She rises while it is yet night
and prepares food for her household
and portions for her maidens.
She considers a field and buys it; 
with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.
She dresses herself with strength
and makes her arms strong. 
She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.
Her lamp does not go out at night.
She puts her hands to the distaff,
and her hands hold the spindle.
She opens her hands to the poor
and reaches out her hands to the needy.
She is not afraid of snow for her household,
for all her household are clothed in scarlet.
She makes bed coverings for herself;
her clothing is fine linen and purple.
Her husband is known in the gates
when he sits among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them;
she delivers sashes to the merchant.
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."
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, 
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. 
Give her of the fruit of her hands, a
and let her works praise her in the gates. 

~Proverbs 31:10-31 (ESV)

Happy Birthday, Mom! I love you!

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