One of today’s reading at Church was from Proverbs 31.
“A perfect wife who can find her? She is far beyond the price of pearls. Advantage and not hurt she brings him all the days of her life.”
One is sure to wonder who one’s son will marry. In India it is the tradition to have arranged marriages for sons. The mother of the son gets to arrange a suitable wife. I’m thankful we don’t have that tradition here and I’m sure my sons are thankful too. I was reassured and comforted by a the scripture that says I will give your sons understanding wives.
Fathers can give their sons an inheritance of houses and wealth, but only the Lord can give an understanding wife. Proverbs 19 v 14
This word doesn’t say what religion she will be, what nationality she will be, what family she comes from, if she is a good cook, or what kind of a job she has. There are no conditions, only that she is an understanding wife, chosen by God.
Five of my eight sons are married. Tamara is from Italy, Marta from Slovakia, Rachel from Ireland, Morven from Scotland and Simone from Canada. My boys moved beyond the parish. These are the days that Daniel spoke about. Knowledge and travel will increase. My children have got to avail of both. Thanks to Ryanair and Airtransit they have flown to Europe and Canada to find wives.
I came across these two photos on my phone today. I am encouraged that’s these ladies are enjoying wearing necklaces I made. They inspired me to write this blog.
It was my daughter in law, Simone’s birthday this week. Isaac and his family live in Canada. When Hannah visited them recently she gave Simone a necklace that I made. She was delighted with it. A little bit of Ireland.
Morven, who is married to Patrick lives in Scotland. I’m happy too she is wearing the green sea glass necklace I made.
I’m thankful for all my daughters in law that God has chosen for my sons. They are under the shadow of the Lord’s wings and are covered by the Blood of Jesus. They are and will be the mothers of some of our grandchildren.