This woman is closer than you think.

She is a wife of noble character. She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. She selects wool, cottons, fat quarters and works with eager hands. She shops diligently, frugally and is enterprising to boot. She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family – especially her son who goes to work by 6am. She is wise when looking to buy clothes or household items for all the family to use. She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. She sees that her work is worthwhile, and her lamp does not go out at night. In her hand she holds that shirt that needs mending and grasps the needle and thread with her fingers. She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy – she is generous and hospitable. When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed and the home is warm. She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine and respectable clothing. Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land. She makes linen garments and, well gives them away to bless many. She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman, like this one, who fears the LORD, is to be praised. Today I honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

You maybe thinking this woman is a PROVERBS 31 woman, and you would be partially right…but THIS woman is actually my wife, Judith!

Today we celebrate 25 years of Marriage.

A wife of noble character is her husbands crown
Proverbs 12:4