Sunday, September 07, 2008

A Wife of Noble Character

"A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies" (Proverbs 31:10).
Everyone loves my wife Janet. With her friendly personality, compassion, and sense of humor, she makes friends easily.
She also has great integrity. She displayed it yesterday on a pop culture Internet discussion group. She has made several long-distance friends among the members, sending gifts at the births of children or grandchildren, making personal phone calls, and sending notes of encouragement during difficult times in members' lives. Yesterday, the discussion turned to politics. Nearly everyone in the group has voiced support for Senator Obama's presidential bid. However, Janet admitted to the members, "I LOVE Sarah Palin's pro-life/family stance!" It took a great deal of courage for her to admit to a pro-life stance among friends who oppose her views, but she displayed a winsome and noble character in doing so.
I'm grateful for a wife who will go against the flow when it's easier either to remain silent or to express mild support for something against her proper convictions. I'm thankful for Janet's example for our son, who will grow up seeing a mother willing to resist peer pressure for the right reasons. He will need to develop such backbone as he matures and faces peer pressure, too.


Mike said...

Good words. I think that little fella could be a handful. He looks like a lot of fun.

Terry said...

He is more fun than I could have ever imagined. Thanks for the comment, Mike.