On Being a Mother and Wife…

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 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.

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.  Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

(Excerpts from Proverbs 31)


Now, go finish the dishes, fold the laundry, patch up a scraped knee, wrestle kids into bed, and fall exhausted into your own bed.  Again.  Because, well, that’s how motherhood goes. Even on Mother’s Day.  😉

UPDATED FROM FACEBOOK: So many moms read Proverbs 31 and feel like they need to be all and do all in order to prove their worth as a mother. But perhaps in Proverbs 31, that woman does not do all of those things all at one time, but over the course of her life.

Try not to get discouraged. Try not to compare yourself to other so-called “supermoms.” Not everything is what it seems, and I bet they are not supermoms. Chances are, they also feel like “less of a mother.”

I’ve been called supermom many times, and I hardly feel like a supermom. Yes, I can accomplish and juggle a lot, checking off tasks from my “to-do” list. But on most days, I feel like I am hugely missing out on my children’s life. I need to do less of “supermom” and more of just mom. I need to remember that a mom is the first and most powerful influencer of a child’s life and early world view, good or bad. And I hope that I can be a good one.


  1. 1
    Janet W. says:

    Well written beautiful words! Happy Mother’s Day to you as well!

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    Beautiful! I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day as well :)

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    Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! My family are going to try their very hardest to let the moms in our family rest and do what they want all day so the chores and kid watching and playing will be up to the rest of us *deep breath* here we go!

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    Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you feel celebrated today!

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    So true. We don’t have to be perfect moms or wives. We’re just responsible to do the best we can with what we’ve been given.

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    Jennifer Young says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to you too!

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