I don’t know the words to this song; I’ll just make them up as I go along. The tune will be up to someone else.
Yesterday was our niece’s bridal shower.
Though Ruby had no formal tasks or responsibilities for the planning and execution thereof, she was very involved in the preparations.
(I’m glad we didn’t have to experience all the blown gaskets and stripped gears had she not been.)
Decorating the night before. There she was.
Doing the cinnamon rolls. There she was.
Rounding up stuff before the launch. There she was.
Cleaning up afterward. There she was.
This, that, the other, something else — she helped.
Meals to fix otherwise? Sure.
A household to keep running? Sure.
A second Christmas family meal and afternoon to host two days before? Sure.
She gives and gives and gives. Because she’s Mom.
Not for the gratefulness. Not for the acclaim. Not for the power. Not for the reciprocating good deed. But because she’s Mom.
Because Moms put their families first. (Or should.)
No wonder she was glad to have so major a project accomplished and finished.
Three cheers aren’t enough, nor three cheerers.
Nevertheless, listen to this single cheer from this single cheerer: WooHoo!!!
That’s how the Biblical book of Proverbs ends, speaking of the virtuous woman. Look it up for yourself in your own Bible. It’s right there in Proverbs 31:31.