She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

Proverbs 31:19

 I suppose we all know that spindles and distaffs have to do with the spinning of wool or cotton into thread and then the weaving of fabric from said thread; and quite frankly, I am so very glad that [in general] this is not a chore modern women have, though I have learned how it works and once even saw an old fashioned spindle  and loom in action-very cool.

But I am still glad that factories can do that for me now.

Of course, you could get into clothing-laundry-issue—{{ouch}}. I am not sure I’m ready for that one.

Do I clean my family’s clothing? [of course].

Does it get folded? [um. most of the time].

Does it get put away? [stumbling. but it’s clean!].

Are my husband’s dress shirts ironed and hung? [I’ll get up and iron one in the morning. after I strangle my alarm clock.]

{but that is just one thought… you could go other places, too:

such as clothing preparedness, wardrobe appropriateness, etc.}

And then we get down to what this implies about the heart of a virtuous woman- what I desire my own heart to be.

The fabric [so to speak] of their lives is my responsibility. With God as guide, following my husband’s lead as head of our home, this wife and mommy has such a solemn responsibility, to train and care for my children; to obey my husband, with a Godly attitude [my feet are stumbling, again… as I speak]. 

{I would LOVE to hear your thoughts on this verse}. 

But my prayer for us is that these truths would more than click in our head [the easy part] but that they would click and TAKE ROOT in our hearts [the hard part]. 

…and that my laundry would learn to take itself to the proper drawers.

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