Monthly Archives: May 2010

The Noble Wife

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last thursday marked our 4th wedding anniversary, how time flies. the walk down the aisle is still fresh on my mind 🙂

so i was reading up on what the Bible has to say (more like a reminder) about wives, these are just some of the many verses i found in my New Living Translation.

Eph 5:22 – You wives will submit to your husbands as you do to the Lord. 24 As the church submits to Christ, so you wives must submit to your husbands in everything.

Titus 2:4 – These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children, 5 to live wisely and be pure, to take care of their homes, to do good and to be submissive to their husbands. Then they will not bring shame on the word of God.

Prov 12:4 – A worthy wife is her husband’s joy and crown; a shameful wife saps his strength.

Prov 18:22 – The man who finds a wife finds a treasure and receives favour from the Lord.

Prov 21:19 – It is better to live alone in the desert than with a crabby, complaining wife.

and more… but the verse that caught me most of all is this one here.

Prov 31:10-31 – 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 no 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 clothes 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.

One word –> SUPAWOMAN!!!

this lady gets up before the sun and sleeps late at night; she manages the house & servants; she knows about trading & currency; she threads and sews; she even plants her own vineyard; etc; all of these and she doesn’t blow up and go crazy on the kids and husband from all the stress.

OR maybe, she doesn’t have 2 really young and demanding  kids like i do… aaaaannnnd, it doesn’t say that she has to make dinner every night before the husband gets home from work. 🙂

there, now i feel a little comforted.

Ash at 6months

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wow… really? as if it was yesterday that i was struggling to latch him on for feeding; all the frustration and self-doubt.

Milestones:

1. Rolling over from back to belly at 5months

2. Sitting up but without balance and falling down sideways

3. Moving front and back with the baby walker

4. Grabbing anything he sees in front of him, which includes my face during feeding time (annoying~)

5. Playing Peekaboo and Giggling

6. Teething; worst time for baby (and the parents too) EVER!! crying in the middle of the night, sometimes inconsolable! very frustrating and tiring.

7. Loves: watching tv, listening to papa/mommy playing the guitar, watching sister and when sister plays peekaboo with him, being talked to and esp loves it when papa comes back from work and gets to be carried

compared to Arielle, this boy’s really strong! it’s difficult to bathe him sometimes because when he tries to grab something he sees, it’s hard to keep a good grip of him as he’s slippery and … we don’t want him to drink or drown in bath water now would we?

other challenges include changing nappies. unlike Arielle, this boy just wouldn’t lie still. he’d turn his body here and there making it hard for me to put the nappy on fast coz … we don’t want peepee on either of us now would we?

i’m currently trying different foods (solids) with him, all pureed of course. i’ve tried banana and sweet potatoes but he seems to only like the baby rice cereal. hmm… it’s ok, there’s no rush. i think i’d really miss cuddling him and feeding him if he were to take to solids so soon.

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