A Proverbs 31 Woman or my Grandma Hampton?
10: A wife of noble character who can find She is worth far more than rubies.
Grandma was a noble wife, mother, grandma, great grandma as a well as a friend to many I know she was worth her weight in gold!
11. Her Husband has full confidence in her and clacks nothing of value.
I know grandpa trusted grandma completely her sending him on 4 trips to the store daily!
12. She brings him good, not harm all the days of her live .
After 64 years together, on grandpa’s death, grandma said she would gladly trade her right arm for one more day with him.
13. She selected wool and flax and works with eagles hands.
Not sure about the wool or flax but many of us had colorful flour sack dresses that we were very proud of!
14. She is like a merchant ship bringing food from afar.
Grandma’s cellar and freezer were always full which she was always quick to share.
15. She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and a potion for her servant girls.
Grandma was usually up before dawn and always had a few extra plates blessing her table.
16 She considers a field and buys it out of her earnings she plants a vineyard .
Back in 1940 Grandma bought a few acres of land and I sure recall rows and rows of wonderful vegetables and that not only fed her clan but was shared with all who visited.
17 She set about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.
Grandma loved to bake pies and her arms never seem to tire from rolling out those crusts.
18. She sees that her trading is profitable and her lamp does not go out at night.
Grandma as many of you know worked long hours and loved to sell her pies.
19 In her hand she holds a distaff and gasps the spindle with her fingers.
Grandma’s distaff and spindle were surely her rolling pin and pie tins.
20 She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.
She took me in when my mom could not manage and many others were blessed to find a bed or meal under her roof and in her heart.
21. When it snows, she has no fear for her household all of are clothed scarlet.
I know grandma prayed daily for her family and friends and covered them in the crimson of our Lord’s blood.
22. She makes covering for her bed and is clothed in fine linen and purple.
We all know grandma made some awesome quilts however she was far too practical to dress in fine linens as the flour would have ruined that.
23. Her husband is respected at the city gate where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
I know grandma always made grandpa feel respected and needed. I know she would invent trips to town several times a day just so he felt valued.
24. She makes linen garments and sells and supplies the merchant with sashes.
Well she did sell a few of those lovely quilts however nearly everyone in the family was given one.
25. She is clothed with strength and dignity she can laugh at the days to come.
No woman I know had more strength than grandma who had to face burying a husband and then two of her daughters and was still able to share a joke and made someone else laugh.
26 She speaks with wisdom and faithful instructions is on her tongue Grandma was a happy to share words of wisdom while instruction her flock on the fine art of pie or quilt making.
27 She watches over the affairs and her household and does not eat the bread of idleness I recall her telling me “oh we just wiped up 50 pies for the church” and it was only 10 a.m. there!
28. Her children arise and call her blessed, her husband also praises her.
Grandma 6 children and all of their children and their children’s children all love and call her special.
30 Charm is deceptive and beauty fleeting but a woman who fears the Lord is to be prayed.
I happen to believe that grandma was charming as well as lovely because she stood firm in her love for the Lord.
31 Give her reward she has earned and let her works brig praises at the city gates.
Grandma deserves the crown I know our Lord has placed above her head and the angels sang Welcome, Welcome!