A Good Wife
When I was young, very young, I was just like every other boy – I was a MCP. I grew up thinking that girls were inferior to boys in every possible way. As I started to grow, I realized that is not the case.
And, I can tell one thing for sure: I don’t know what I would do without my wife. Though I have had some great times in my life before I got married, when I turn back and look, it feels as if there was no time before her. In everything, she is there. My happiness. My sadness. My laughter. My tears. My ups. My downs. In everything, the constant companion. Trusting me, pushing me, never letting me settle for something mediocre.
- There are times when I have left my working place in a mess. (Oh, who am I kidding? I always leave the place in a mess ) Those who know me will understand what a mess it would be . But when I come back, it will look so serene and clean.
- Times when I wanted to eat something special, but didn’t feel like pushing her. And in the evening, when I come home, that smell…. smell of that something special I have wanted. Don’t know how she does that. But I adore her for that.
- When it comes to emotions, she is a rock. There are so many times I have done stupid things that would have hurt her. But when I am down because I had been hurt, she would not blame me, she would not even show that she is hurt. She would get me back…. only later when I am looking at things, I would realize how much I had hurt her.
- One day, I proudly declared that I will be doing the cooking chores for one entire month. I wanted her to rest and just enjoy the food. Nothing else. Little did I know, that to cook one meal, I would be taking an entire month. There she was, hungry and tired. And it took me 2 hours to decide what to cook. And eventually when I started, I had to call her every 5 seconds to help me . Still she would not complain.
- By the time I had made the dinner, she was exhausted by hunger and I was filled with a new appreciation for my wife.
- I have heard guys say that women are good only for cooking and keeping the household clean. Really? Have you tried to do that recently, all by yourself? Try for a day and you will understand how difficult that is.
- Am I saying that my wife is good only for these things? Oh God, NOOOOOOOOOOO……!!!!! What I mean is, even the dullest chores of mundane life, she makes it so much better and enjoyable.
- I may look active and busy, but she is the one who really is.
- And, all I am wondering is have I shown my appreciation to her? Have I told her lately how much I love her, how much she means to me?
- And when I read this small poem this morning, I realized that I want to make sure that she knows that I really really appreciate her….. more than I can ever express.
Amid the cares of married life,
In spite of toil and business strife,
If you value your sweet wife,
Tell her so!
There was a time you thought it bliss
To get the favor of a kiss;
A dozen now won’t come amiss-
Tell her so!
Do not act as if she has passed her prime,
As though to please her were a crime-
If e’er you loved her, now is the time;
Tell her so!
Never let her heart grow cold;
Richer beauties will unfold.
She is worth her weight in gold;
Tell her so!
Bible passage: Proverbs 31:10-31
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than 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 selects wool and flax and works with eager hands. She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar. She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls. She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night. In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers. She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet. She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple. Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land. She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes. 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.