Hello! You’ve stumbled upon my little corner of the internet. Since you are here, let me tell you a little about myself and about my blog!
My name is Teresa and I am 27 years old. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for almost 7 years and we’ve been together for almost 12 years. Together, we have a little boy who will be turning 1 year old really soon!
Both my DH (darling husband) and I are high school teachers. However, we do not teach in the same school districts, nor do we teach the same subject matter. He teaches Social Studies and I teach Speech and Theatre classes. You would think we are polar opposites if you judged us by our classes, but he was actually the one who got me interested in theatre. That’s a story for another day.
The title of this blog is Finding Proverbs 31. If you are not familiar with the Proverbs 31 woman, she is pretty much the perfect mother and wife that God wants us to aspire to be. Here is the scripture from The Message Bible
Hymn to a Good Wife
10-31 A good woman is hard to find,
and worth far more than diamonds.
Her husband trusts her without reserve,
and never has reason to regret it.
Never spiteful, she treats him generously
all her life long.
She shops around for the best yarns and cottons,
and enjoys knitting and sewing.
She’s like a trading ship that sails to faraway places
and brings back exotic surprises.
She’s up before dawn, preparing breakfast
for her family and organizing her day.
She looks over a field and buys it,
then, with money she’s put aside, plants a garden.
First thing in the morning, she dresses for work,
rolls up her sleeves, eager to get started.
She senses the worth of her work,
is in no hurry to call it quits for the day.
She’s skilled in the crafts of home and hearth,
diligent in homemaking.
She’s quick to assist anyone in need,
reaches out to help the poor.
She doesn’t worry about her family when it snows;
their winter clothes are all mended and ready to wear.
She makes her own clothing,
and dresses in colorful linens and silks.
Her husband is greatly respected
when he deliberates with the city fathers.
She designs gowns and sells them,
brings the sweaters she knits to the dress shops.
Her clothes are well-made and elegant,
and she always faces tomorrow with a smile.
When she speaks she has something worthwhile to say,
and she always says it kindly.
She keeps an eye on everyone in her household,
and keeps them all busy and productive.
Her children respect and bless her;
her husband joins in with words of praise:
“Many women have done wonderful things,
but you’ve outclassed them all!”
Charm can mislead and beauty soon fades.
The woman to be admired and praised
is the woman who lives in the Fear-of-God.
Give her everything she deserves!
Festoon her life with praises!
I know that I will never actually achieve the status of a perfect Proverbs 31 woman. However, I know I should strive for that. If you came to this blog with the hopes of finding a perfect woman to emulate, I am not her. I am nowhere near perfect. But by the grace of God I will aim for that goal. I will stumble and I will fall, but that is all part of the journey.
Perhaps this is where I should insert my disclaimer about if you comment on my blog to try and argue with me about my beliefs or are disrespectful or rude in anyway, I reserve the right to not publish your opinions on my blog. This is just a place for me to put my thoughts down in writing, not a place to be judged. Thanks.
So kick back, relax, and visit often! I look forward to sharing my thoughts and feelings with you and getting to you know in return as well! 🙂