My illustrated Proverbs 31 book is coming along at a snail’s pace. Here are the finished pages for verses 12-13. My handwriting is less than elegant, I know, but I think it will add to the sentimental value of it if I continue to write the verses by hand. This is, after all, the handwriting that my girls will remember seeing on their school papers and birthday cards. My personal handwriting will mean the most to them, even if it looks like I regressed back to the fourth grade.
Believe it or not, my penmanship used to be attractive. Then I went to college and got into some unfortunate habits while “speed-taking” notes in my classes. One day I realized my curvsive had turned to junk and my manuscript was barely legible. True story. I’m not sure what the lesson of that story is, but there you have it.
Back to Proverbs. I have been trying to do more “good” for my husband lately: fixing lunches for him to take to work when we have leftovers, making sure his sink area in the bathroom is clean, and trying to keep his paperwork somewhat organized here at home. I may not be able to sew garments, but I can use my hands in a way that will do him “good” as the passage says. To me, the different pieces of colored fabric represent the myriad ways a wife can serve her husband. Even though I don’t sew much, the art of sewing, as shown by the hand illustration, represents a labor of love; a labor that takes hard work, diligence, and a willingness to serve.