Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Not just an ordinary day

A special day for someone...

(Proverbs 31:10-31) Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.  She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates. (KJV)

That's her in the gold frame on her wedding day 65 years ago.

Posted by PicasaShe is decked out for the 4th - July, 2008.
The mother of six children~three boys & three girls

Today is my mother's 80th birthday.
Happy Birthday,
It is really hurting that I cannot be with you.
A phone call, an e-card, and a surprise
will have to do.

I dedicate this song to you...


Karli said...

Oh wow! Happy b-day to your mother! What a special day. I love Proverbs 31, though many days I fall so short. (Or more accurately "most" days)...

Your comment on my post was so sweet, and a reminder how quickly life goes by. My oldest will be 9 next month. Congratulations to your son on his big win last night! What a great feeling! :-)

scarborough2 said...

What a precious tribute to a very special lady.

Melissa Miller said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom! Oh she is a beautiful lady and your created a precious post for her. I know she just loves this Karen.

Thank you for coming by and for your kind thoughts about the approaching storm. I'm worried but trying to stay relaxed as well. It looks like the Outer Banks and most of the East coast needs our prayers.

Blessings to you sweet friend.

Janis@Open My Ears Lord said...

Oh! Karen, this is so touching. A beautiful tribute to your mother. We are blessed to have mothers who have been a godly example for us and always sacrificed for us. My Mom has gone on to be with the Lord. So enjoy every precious moment you can with your Mom!


Screaming Meme said...

Happy Birthday Mama! Awww! I love this so much! Mamas are our hearts! Hi, I'm Meme from Screaming Meme...I want to personal invite you over to my blog...I am featuring a client's home I am designing...So beautiful! Hope to see you soon! Meme

Debbie said...

I don't even know your mom, but the strains of Tennessee Waltz are making me teary eyed.

I'm sorry that you can't be with her. I know how I would feel. Happy Birthday to her!

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Happy...Happy...Birthay to your sweet Mom!!!

Sorry to hear you cannot be with her in person...but I'm SURE she knows how much you love her!