Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Once she was a joyous wife and mother, always ready to enter into the fun of family life. She loved her home, quaint and tidy and her garden, planted with such pleasure.

Then something began to go wrong. She no longer entered into the life she and her husband enjoyed. Creating her own life, she was often absent. She began working long hours at her job, traveling to workshops to further her career. Although physically present, she moved out of her home emotionally, away from her husband and child.

They sit at the table now, talking as if she doesn't exist. She withdrew to her own life - self-sufficient, apart, seemingly in need of no one. Even though they don’t speak of her, she is very much present in their hearts and thoughts. They just can’t bear to mention her name - it is too painful.

A sad picture, to be sure. May we, as men or women, realize the importance of our place in our family’s lives. May we be a blessing and bring pleasure at the mention of our name.

A good wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not harm, all the days of her life. Proverbs 31:10-12

Heavenly Father, please let me see the importance in Your eyes of loving my family. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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