Three Admirable Bajan Women

family: aunt, mother, best friend

From L to R: Me, my sister from another mother, my Aunt (mom’s sister), my mom

These Three Women

These three women … what can I say about them? Nothing … and everything.
I admire them all for their strength, their zeal for life, their ‘I will never give up until the fat lady sings and she will not sing on my watch’ attitude, their unselfish support of others and amazing love of God.  I would not be the person I am today were it not for their hugs, laughter and tears. We’ve been through the good, the bad, the ugly and the down right disturbing – but it’s been sooooooo worth the ride!
Yet I struggle to truly express what is in my heart. There are no words of my own that I can use which would do them justice. So I am going to let Proverbs 31:10-31 say it all for me.

Proverbs 31:10-31 (NIV)

A wife of noble character who can find?
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 and flax
and works with eager hands.
She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
She gets up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants.
She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
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 who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

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cluster of white flowers, codrington college, barbados

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Barbadian mother and lover of laughter; story teller and best-selling author; happy to follow God's lead and to live my mantra: "you've gotta be a rainbow in the lives of others when it rains."

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