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Top : Parents Corner : Moms Escape : A Noble Woman?

A Noble Woman?

~ Faith Johnson

So, I was sitting here, trying to think of something to write. I have plenty of ideas and all, the problem is what do other moms and dads want to read about? I know as a stay at home mom I enjoy reading about other moms that aren't perfect but explain how they handle the minor ups and downs of parenting. Then I also thought, Mother's Day is coming, maybe I should write something about mother's day.

Mother's Day hasn't always been an enjoyable day for me. Growing up I remember my mom practically hating mother's day. I share the same feelings at times. See, in most churches on Mother's Day they go on and on about how wonderful mother's are and how like the Proverbs 31 woman she is, having total patience and understanding yet being firm and guiding all while being dressed perfectly with every strand of hair in place.

I have yet to meet a woman like that.

I know several women that strive to be a Proverbs 31 woman. Just not any that are perfect. I understand now, after being a mom for over ten years that it takes a lot of time to 'know' how to be a noble woman. It doesn't happen over night, in fact it takes YEARS. And even then, I am not sure as to how many woman have reached the description that Solomon laid out for us.

I remember when my oldest daughter would start screaming in a store when she didn't get what she wanted. She was about 2 and they were terrible. I was also pregnant with her sister at the time. I would get so aggravated and worked up, it was unbelievable. And it was only the one child. I would tell her to stop the screaming or we would leave, and she either stopped or we left. By the time we would get to the car I would just be like what am I going to do with this child?

Now, My oldest is 10 1/2. She has five siblings, and I would be lying if I were to say I didn't get aggravated when one of them acted out in public. The difference is, I have learned that it does no good to get all worked up about it. You correct the child, and go on with your shopping or eating or playing, depending on where it is that you are.

So how does this work into the Mother's Day spill? I have realized that although Mrs. Jones (fictionalized name of course) with the four perfectly behaved children and all with perfect hair and not a wrinkle in their Sunday outfit must get up awfully early on Sunday morning. Appearances are not always what is really going on. I imagine that those kids act just about the same as mine if not worse. I also suspect that she has purchased that spray wrinkle remover too. Let's face it mom's we aren't perfect, we do want people to think we are though.

My prayer is that when I am old, my children will say I am blessed. I believe the true sense of a Noble Woman as what Solomon described in Proverbs 31 is a woman that manages her household with love and wisdom. A woman that can get up in the morning and get the kids ready for school, ensuring they have had a good breakfast whether it be cereal or eggs and bacon. A woman that manages the household and keeps things in check.

This does not mean that every mother has to stay at home. I know that isn't possible for most moms in today's world. The working mom's provide for their children too.

As Mother's Day approaches this year, may you have a blessed one. Think of the good you do, not what you don't do. Know that you as the mother are the one with the most impact on your children and “Train them up..” teach them the way of the Lord.

If you would like to see Faith write about a certain subject, please email her at with the subject line of requested topic for Mom's Escape.

Submitted on : 26-Apr-2005

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6

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