Wednesday, November 16, 2011

41 Years Ago Today…

 

My Mother, Jacqueline Verna, was born!

mom and dad

~Dad and mom in 2010~

“Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. “

I praise and thank the Lord God in heaven for one of His greatest gifts to me! The gift of having this virtuous woman for my mom!

“The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

My mother has been the faithful wife of James Edward Cutler for 22 years. It has been a blessing watching her love of the Lord, and therefore love for her husband, grow and strengthen each year. My father trusts this woman!

“She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.”

My mother is the most diligent woman I know! She works very hard for her husband and 8 children! Even when she is ill, she continues to serve us all with the utmost attention and love. She is very wise in many ways, and has been my father’s “business partner” for many years. She has built houses from scratch, completely gutted and redone houses, has made the “ugliest” dwellings comfortable and functional, has started a couple of businesses with dad, has multiple acre gardens, cans food for us to eat in the winter, is my father’s greatest support in any and every endeavor of his! The list could go on & on…

“She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.”

I have seen my mom prepare meals and a warm bed for complete strangers that my dad has picked up off the road from time to time. She has the most cheerful attitude about it and does not complain! She makes them feel welcome, and reminds us children about the verse that says perhaps you are entertaining angels unawares. She provides for us faithfully and carefully, and always dresses us and herself well.

“Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.”

My father is known as a wise man and many seek his advice and counsel. My mother is right there behind him encouraging and loving him every at step. I have seen her ability to sell things to merchants especially in recent years because of our farm. She handled all of the phone calls and emails, and did a marvelous job!

“Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.”

My mother is a very strong woman, both in body and spirit! She is honorable and I pray that she is able to continue to rejoice in the Lord’s goodness and faithfulness! She is very wise and many look up to her as an example and come to her for her wise counsel and encouragement. We all are well cared for and fed, and live in a wonderful home, cared for by the diligent hands of our wife and mother! She is no idle woman!

“Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.”

I arise today and call my mother blessed! She is a wonderful woman to just know, but she is MY mother!She excels all women to me! She is the best! Though she is a beautiful woman, she cares not for outward appearance. She fears the Lord, and that is what people know her for.

Lord bless my dear mother!

Happy Birthday Mom!

wed pic

My parents at my brother’s wedding October 1st

4 comments:

  1. Thank you, dear daughter. If there be any virtue or praise due it is of the LORD! He is my strength and shield, and any wisdom I have comes from Him. The LORD be praised!

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  2. Thank you, dear Brytni for this post! It is convicting and encouraging to see that the LORD blesses a faithful and godly mother with a faithful and godly daughter! May the LORD of peace keep thee as the apple of His eye! (Deut. 32:10 & Zech. 2:8)

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  3. Your lovely mother is indeed known by her fear of the LORD! This is a beautiful way to honor the LORD and thus your mother (Eph 6:2-3). May we all endeavor to live the blessed life of that example given in Proverbs 31. Mrs. U

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  4. Thank you all so much for your comments! I praise the Lord continually for His mercy in giving me encouraging sisters in Him!
    Mom~I love you!
    Sarah B.~ I pray that your daughters will live after your sweet example of cheerfulness!
    Mrs. U~ I'm so glad that you figured out how to post! ;) Love you sister! I pray that both you and I will continue to learn from my mom's example! I am thankful for you too, & that He saw fit to put you in our church!!

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