Thursday, January 5, 2012

Mom: I love you!

I dedicate Proverbs 31 to my mom.
She was a Woven Woman: A Woman of Virture! 

Margaret A. Stiltner, June 8,1930-January 3, 2011
Dilley-Lasater Funeral Services, Mt. Vernon
Calling hours today, 4-7pm
Funeral Friday, 2pm

Proverbs 31: 10-31

Who can find a virtuous and capable wife?
She is more precious than rubies.
Her husband can trust her,
and she will greatly enrich his life.
She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.

She finds wool and flax
and busily spins it.
She is like a merchant’s ship,
bringing her food from afar.

She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household
and plan the day’s work for her servant girls.
She goes to inspect a field and buys it;
with her earnings she plants a vineyard.

She is energetic and strong,
a hard worker.
She makes sure her dealings are profitable;
her lamp burns late into the night.

Her hands are busy spinning thread,
her fingers twisting fiber.
She extends a helping hand to the poor
and opens her arms to the needy.

She has no fear of winter for her household,
for everyone has warm clothes.
She makes her own bedspreads.
She dresses in fine linen and purple gowns.

Her husband is well known at the city gates,
where he sits with the other civic leaders.
She makes belted linen garments
and sashes to sell to the merchants.

She is clothed with strength and dignity,
and she laughs without fear of the future.
When she speaks, her words are wise,
and she gives instructions with kindness.

She carefully watches everything in her household
and suffers nothing from laziness.
Her children stand and bless her.
Her husband praises her:
“There are many virtuous and capable women in the world,
but you surpass them all!”

Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last
but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.
Reward her for all she has done.
Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.

Mom,
we publicly declare your praise today,
and in the days to come,
for you deserve to be praised and blessed,
"We honor you, Mom, for all you have done!"
 
In my earliest of memories,
You worked so hard, striving for the rest.
You persevered through great trials
and did your very best.
 
I know you are being rewarded
in ways far beyond our reach.
We honor you now by practicing what you've taught,
and even what you preached!
 
Mom, I love you!
You've stood for US all these years,
Today, we stand for YOU!
I pray that our applause on earth
will reach your heavenly ears.


2 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear of your mom's passing, Cindy. You will miss her greatly. A woman of God has received her reward! Hope she gets to meet my dad; they'd hit it off right away. --- We are praying for you, the family, and the services. Thank you for posting this news so we can all support you with love and prayers.
    - Donna Lewis

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  2. Aw, your dad was a beautiful man! I will never forget meeting him, the spirit of the Lord was upon him. Thank you Donnna, for your love, prayers, and support~not just today but through the years.

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