Monday, July 25, 2011

My Wife = Awesome


I know it's been a while, but I finally have something to say. My wife is awesome.

She's been writing a lot lately. What she has been writing is a good quality novel. It's a mystery novel. Not really my type of book, but it is good enough for a sci-fi/fantasy fan to like it. While reading it, I kept asking Wendy questions about certain things about the story structure. Her reply was that Mystery Novels work this way. She would know. Nearly all the mystery novels covering our bookshelves are hers.

Here is her finished work:

While thinking about all the work she has done for this book. I can't help but think of all the work she done for us.

She has a daytime job. She was promoted to supervisor because of her hard work. She leads a team now and brings in a good income for us. It's stressful for her, but she works hard at it anyway.

She raises our son. After she powers-out a ton of her work she has time to spend with our son. He's only 2, but she teaches him what he can learn at this stage. She takes him to "Paw's" pool. We've been teaching him how to swim around with water-wings and jump in the pool.

She keeps writing. She's working on a second book while discovering the ins and outs of promoting her first book. She keeps a blog about the whole process.

She spent 2 hours making dinner for mostly me monday night. We've been eating leftovers all week. They are yummy leftovers.

Today she went to the grocery store while I was at work. Normally we go as a family on Friday evening. But, the last few Friday's I've been mowing so I can get some swim time with my family on the weekend.

The Lord has truly blessed me with a Proverbs 31 woman. She only spins a different type of yarn.

Here is the passage from the New Living Translation of Proverbs 31

"10 Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is worth more than precious rubies. 11 Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life. 12 She will not hinder him but help him all her life. 13 She finds wool and flax and busily spins it. 14 She is like a merchant's ship; she brings her food from afar. 15 She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household and plan the day's work for her servant girls. 16 She goes out to inspect a field and buys it; with her earnings she plants a vineyard. 17 She is energetic and strong, a hard worker. 18 She watches for bargains; her lights burn late into the night. 19 Her hands are busy spinning thread, her fingers twisting fiber. 20 She extends a helping hand to the poor and opens her arms to the needy. 21 She has no fear of winter for her household because all of them have warm clothes. 22 She quilts her own bedspreads. She dresses like royalty in gowns of finest cloth. 23 Her husband is well known, for he sits in the council meeting with the other civic leaders. 24 She makes belted linen garments and sashes to sell to the merchants. 25 She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs with no fear of the future. 26 When she speaks, her words are wise, and kindness is the rule when she gives instructions. 27 She carefully watches all that goes on in her household and does not have to bear the consequences of laziness. 28 Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her: 29 "There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!" 30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the LORD will be greatly praised. 31 Reward her for all she has done. Let her deeds publicly declare her praise. "