There is a dimension of boasting and praising your wife.
Most husbands do it but verbalizing it may be the issue.
I think the moisture that comes from the mouth of a husband when saying such beautiful boastful words about his wife does something to her.
The moisture and warmth from those words is needed for her to blossom.
Let us for some minutes forget about all the flaws of your wife and think of her good parts.
The mere fact that she can multi task is enough to sing her praises.
The job of parenting a child is enormous, not to talk of nurturing more than one.
This job starts from conception to birth and takes another level from birth till adulthood and doesn’t end there.
I feel it continues, till death.
Imagine, my mum still watches over me and asks after my well being as though I am a child.
A child never really out grows the care, love and attention of the mother.
Kudos to all mums and mums-to-be and all single mothers.
Caring for the home is another very huge task, for which every husband should praise his wife.
Combining parenting a child(ren) with keeping the house is a lot.
Now, combining these two with keeping the pace in a competitive society and running a business, having a career or doing a secular job is even more demanding.
Being a stay at home mum doesn’t mean the work is less demanding, it only means you get to work at a slower pace and get to monitor your kids more and better.
You see why every wife should be celebrated.
Pro 31:28 encourages husbands to praise their own wives.
Pro 31:28 Her children rise up and call her blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied); and her husband boasts of and praises her, [saying],
Now, this is not a women liberation movement or a women day write up, but a call to celebrate what we have.
I believe celebrating your own wife will encourage her to do even better.
I guess women are generally wired to do better when their husband lovingly corrects them and shower them with appreciation.
This is not a call for women to read this and begin to count how unfortunate they are, for not having a husband that praises them.
The truth is that you can celebrate yourself!
Leave the things you can’t do alone and focus on the things you can do.
Woman, feel good about yourself and be happy with ‘You’ on your way to being better.
If nobody celebrates you, don’t be offended.
Look at the mirror each morning and pat yourself at the back and tell yourself,
‘Girl, you are just too much”.
I want to shout out to all the women out there, who despite all, are enduring hardness like a soldier.
You are the true victors, the heroin of all times.
You are still standing despite the abuse, infidelity, hurts, pain.
I pray that the Lord is your exceeding, great reward. The Lord will give you compensations only He can give.
Keep holding on. Keep celebrating yourself. Keep being happy and keep becoming a better you.
God bless you all.
Confession of the day
I am a gift to my husband, a blessing to my children and a plus to the world
Prayer of the day
Lord help me to always remember to celebrate myself and be happy
Thought of the day
Gen 15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I [am] thy shield, [and] thy exceeding great reward
Celebrate yourself and be happy because you are God’s prized creation
Sophia Bolanle Okunowo pastors alongside her husband at Shouts Of Grace Center in Ibadan. She is an administrator with a Health Provider company. She desires to see marriages blessed and fulfilling it’s purpose.