Proverbially Speaking

Church on Sunday featured one of my wife’s favorite readings. You may know it, it’s from Proverbs 31, and begins,  When one finds a worthy wife, her value is far beyond pearls. It goes on to list some virtues of a worthy wife:

She brings him good, and not evil,
all the days of her life.
She obtains wool and flax
and works with loving hands.
She puts her hands to the distaff,
and her fingers ply the spindle.
She reaches out her hands to the poor,
and extends her arms to the needy.

This naturally caused her to beam and nudge me and look very pleased, until I muttered, “She changes the litter box now and then…”

This caused her to reach out her hand to me and poke me hard in the soft spot under your ribs. That may not be listed as one of those virtuous attributes, but I suppose it’s an important part her job anyway.

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