For the very first time, she kept her lips from moving…
It took all her strength for she had plenty to say.
The careless comment her husband made brought a rush of red into her cheeks and with it, plenty of ammunition. She was exhausted, it had been a demanding day. But, “her way” of handling situations never went well. She was determined to cleave to the Scriptures and give that “soft answer“.
So, not trusting her words, she simply smiled…
How the angels must have rejoiced at her triumph!
He slowly walked out of the room and she let out a deep sigh. She had done it, she had not lashed back. In fact, as the day moved on, she realized that the comment was hurtful because it was painfully true…
Dinner was served peacefully in the evening. He smiled and told her how tasty it was. She is pleased. And even more so when he grabed the dishtowel.
And if she can extend kindness again tomorrow? And the next day?
Imagine the possibilities… imagine the life!
“She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.” ~ Proverbs 31:26
“But the true idea of a home is that it is a place for growth. It is a place for the parents themselves to grow–to grow into beauty of character, to grow in refinement, in knowledge, in strength, in wisdom, in patience, gentleness, kindliness, and all the Christian graces and virtues.”
JES has been the wife to her “one and only” for 15 years and is a homeschooling mother who embraces her role as “keeper at home”. Her desire is to give inspiration and ideas about homemaking, homeschooling and homesteading at Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth.