You, the 3 folks that read my blog know that I work outside of my home.
I work a 40, sometimes more then 40 hours a week.
Do I think a woman should work, especially a mom?
I know, I know.. I work. So why would I say that I do not believe a woman should work.
Well, the answer is not that easy.
I do believe that there are circumstances that can not be avoided.
Single mama’s, widowed mama’s certainly fall under the special situations.
I know, I KNOW, I am not either one of those things.
I am a married mama to 4.
I work, because my husband needs my help in order to support our family.
Let’s have a look at the Proverbs 31 wife ok.
Proverbs 31:10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
Proverbs 31:11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
I have my husbands heart, I help my husband in anyway I can, I do my best to make his life easier.
Proverbs 31:12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
Like I said, I do all that I can to make his life easier. While he is in school, I am working to support our family.
Proverbs 31:13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
I feel like that my job is like the wool and flax. I work hard to care for my family.
Proverbs 31:14 She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
I do travel to get my groceries:)
Proverbs 31:15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
I work very different shifts, sometimes during the day, sometimes at night…
Proverbs 31:16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
I sorta do have a small veggie garden 🙂
Proverbs 31:17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
Proverbs 31:18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
I am available to my husband day or night to help him in whatever is needed.
Proverbs 31:19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
Proverbs 31:20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
Proverbs 31:21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
Proverbs 31:22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
Proverbs 31:23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
Proverbs 31:24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
Proverbs 31:25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
Proverbs 31:26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
Proverbs 31:27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
I struggle here, I am lazy by default. I rather watch a movie, get on Facebook, or better yet, talk and play with my children then clean my home. So, I need to work in this area.
Proverbs 31:28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
I hope some day he and my children will have a reason to call me blessed. I am not there at the moment. I kinda stink.
Proverbs 31:29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
Proverbs 31:30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman thatfeareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
Proverbs 31:31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
Someday, I hope and pray that I will be praised. I do not look for praise, nor do I work to earn praise. I just pray and hope that my family will be happy and that everything I have ever done for them, they will see the love in it.
I have no clue if this made any sense to you. Since I began writing this, circumstances have changed. I think I am done at my work. I have not quit, but they took me off the schedule. So, I sit idle by trying to find out what in the world is going on. I know I have let my husband and family down. Unless I can figure out something soon, my family will not have lights or water. Even our phones will be off. So, if you read it this far, please pray that I can make it all better.