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What's cookin' good lookin'?

Lately, I have been slacking.  Sure I'm not perfect, but sometimes I think to myself, "come on, you can make your own lunch!  You're a grown man!"  Referring to my husband of course...

OF COURSE he's a grown man.  OF COURSE he can make his own lunch.

However, when I make his lunch he feels loved.  I never stopped to think of it that way.  My mom would say that cooking for the family is a way to show them love.  My mom tried to teach me the ropes of the kitchen growing up and I was such a stinker.

Truly.  And I have regretted it.  I think my Mom feels like she failed in that area but it wasn't her fault.  She was and is the most amazing woman I have ever known and I am so blessed to call her my mother.

I whined, complained and cried...even threw a hissy fit a time or two.  What did I want to do?  I wanted to play outside with the boys climbing trees and competing in races down the street.  And let me tell you, I held my own against the boys!  Ha!  Every season I was playing some kind of sport.  Competing.  I thrive on competition.  For a couple of years I competed in AYSO soccer...CO-ED soccer!  Yes, and both years I was the ONLY girl!  Ha!  Bring it on boys!

Wait, back to my point.

So, my husband feels loved when I cook for him.  Yes, I've been married for a couple of years now and it's still embarrassing to admit that I don't cook dinner every night for my husband.  But, I'm working on it.  Trying.  I cook large homemade meals and bake desserts for our college group twice a month, so I am definitely expanding my horizons.

BUT, I want to be better.  I yearn to be better...to be better on so many levels and not just in the kitchen.  Not only to better myself, but to be a better wife and future mother.  I want to be strong spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally, etc.  When I get to heaven, I want God to say, "well done, good and faithful servant."  This is my desire.  My challenge.  My goal.  My prayer.

Proverbs 31:10-31

10 A wife of noble character who can find?  She is worth far more than rubies.  11 Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.  12 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.  13 She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.  14 She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.  15 She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls.  16 She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.  17 She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.  18 She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night.  19 In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.  20 She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.  21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothes in scarlet.  22 She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothes in fine linen and purple.  23 Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.  24 She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes.  25 She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.  26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.  27 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.  28 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:  29 "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all."  30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.  31 Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

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