The Virtuous Mother

Mother's Day card

Mother’s Day card

Mother's Day card and plant

Mother’s Day card and Cockscomb flower

My daughter did three things at school in preparation for Mother’s Day.  I got a wonderful card, a beautiful Cockscomb flower  (I will hopefully not kill it.) and the best of all  – fill in the blank answers to v. 10-28 of The Virtuous Woman/Mother.  See below.

Most of you are familiar with the popular Proverbs 31:10-31 verses:

The Virtuous Woman

10 An excellent wife who can find?

She is far more precious than jewels.

11 The heart of her husband trusts in her,

and he will have no lack of gain.

12 She does him good, and not harm,

all the days of her life.

13 She seeks wool and flax,

and works with willing hands.

14 She is like the ships of the merchant;

she brings her food from afar.

15 She rises while it is yet night

and provides food for her household

and portions for her maidens.

16 She considers a field and buys it;

with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.

17 She dresses herself with strength

and makes her arms strong.

18 She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.

Her lamp does not go out at night.

19 She puts her hands to the distaff,

and her hands hold the spindle.

20 She opens her hand to the poor

and reaches out her hands to the needy.

21 She is not afraid of snow for her household,

for all her household are clothed in scarlet.

22 She makes bed coverings for herself;

her clothing is fine linen and purple.

23 Her husband is known in the gates

when he sits among the elders of the land.

24 She makes linen garments and sells them;

she delivers sashes to the merchant.

25 Strength and dignity are her clothing,

and she laughs at the time to come.

26 She opens her mouth with wisdom,

and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

27 She looks well to the ways of her household

and does not eat the bread of idleness.

28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;

her husband also, and he praises her:

29 “Many women have done excellently,

but you surpass them all.”

30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,

but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

31 Give her of the fruit of her hands,

and let her works praise her in the gates.

Now for the Lucy Grace version:

The Virtuous Mother

My mom is better than toys.  (v.10)

My mom’s favorite chore is mopping. (v.13)

My mom cooks hamburgers for me. (v.14)

My mom gets up at 12:30.  (v. 15) (Not sure where this came from, but I definitely don’t get up before dawn.)

My mom shops for popsicles for me.  (v.16)

My mom helps me by cleaning up my toys.  (v. 20)

My mom wears pink. (v. 25)

My mom always says I love you.  (v. 26)

I call my mom Mommy.  (v. 28)

“Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”  Proverbs 31:29 NIV

I love the gifts I received.  They are so special and the Cockscomb is a plant that re-seeds itself and their teacher has continued to use the seeds from a former student for years.  This makes the plant even more special.  Don’t you think?

Happy Mother’s Day to everyone out there!


About lucygracesmom

I am a mom of one 10 year old and stepmother to three wonderful adults; ages 20, 23 and 25. The youngest child is just beginning Fifth grade at Ashland Elementary in the Gifted/Quest program. She enjoys playing violin, archery and everything scientific. Mary Stewart is beginning her last year of medical school at Case Western in Cleveland. She and her fiancé, Franklin, plan to marry next June! Charles Morgan just graduated from the College of Charleston and will be beginning Post-Baccalaureate work next month. Betsy is living the college dream at Ole Miss in Oxford studying Business and the most fun ways to party. She plans to take the LSAT next summer! We are very blessed in the family department. My husband is a lawyer specializing in Intellectual Property, computer and entertainment law. We are in the eighth year since starting our own business, Montague Law PLLC. I have the title Operational Manager which means the administrative end of the business (yuk) and now some new and fun work on the firm's website. We live in Lexington, KY or as many know it – horse country. Everything around here is horse-themed and it is a very beautiful area to live in and raise a family. I have many interests that span art, sciences, education, books, computer science and security and one of my greatest passions is design. One of my favorite blogs is Grace Bonney’s Design Sponge. I like living the simple life, spending time with my family and reading and writing about my interests in my blog. One of my hopes in developing this blog is to share with you the many things I enjoy so that you may enjoy them too. I love sharing cool information with people who appreciate it. I like pinning on Pinterest, keeping track of my high school friends, college friends and family on Facebook and don’t tell anyone, but I sometimes re-shelve books at the library because I enjoy it.

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