Proverbs 31:10-31 is the description of a woman who spends her life extraordinarily well. The passage speaks of a wife but can definitely be the description of any woman.
My mother, a widow, had multiple sclerosis, and by the age of 12, it was beyond her capacity to take care of my brother and me. From that point I moved a half dozen times before I graduated from high school.
When I look at the patchwork quilt of wise women God has woven into my life I’m completely flabbergasted. I’m indebted to Jan for her outrageously sacrificial life for me. Aunt Edith’s overflowing hospitality calmed the fiercest storm. Kimberly modeled a life of complete surrender to the One who surrendered all. The quiet love of Aunt Sheila became foundational for me. I am blessed by the spendthrift spirit and unique grace of Peggy. Above all, my wife is clothed with strength and dignity, and loves me like no other.