12 May 2007

Tribute to a Noble Wife & Mother

Author: Bobby Valentine | Filed under: Bobby's World, Family, Tucson

Tribute to a Noble Wife and Mother

A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her … Her husband is respected in the city gate … Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her” (Pr 31.10-11, 23, 28)

Not only does she make her husband and kids look good in the city gate, more importantly she does so at the race and the game (Milwaukee Mile) …

Turn your eyes from me; they overwhelm me … (S of S 6.5,8-9, NIV)

Pamella watches over her children as they grow (like they have since this picture of Christmas 2004); Molding them to be lovers of Jesus and his kingdom.

Scripture must have had her in mind when it reads: “How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful … your lips are like a scarlet ribbon; your mouth is lovely … ” (S of S 4.1, 3, 11).

She is wonderful to her family

Noble, loving and caring as she is, Pamella also reminds me of the heroine Judith. Judith was “beautiful in appearance and lovely to behold” (Judith 8.7). Soft on the outside and tough as nails on the inside. There is that subdued strength to do the unbelievable–in Judith’s case it was to deal ever so boldly with Holofernes who threatened God’s people. She is my own Storm (for those who read comic books).

Your eyes are doves” (S of S 1.14; 4.1)

Rachael, Talya and I thank you very much for making us all look good. Thank you for teaching us, caring for us, protecting us, praying for us, playing with us, and loving us. For the record the girls picked each picture … plus one with the belly button. I love you and am proud to say you are my wife and mother of my children.

Beauty and the Beast …

On his wedding night, the young Tobias asked his bride, Sarah, to kneel in prayer …

Blessed are you, O God of our ancestors,
and blessed is your name in all generations forever.
Let the heavens and the whole creation bless you forever.
You made Adam, and for him you made Eve
as a helper and support.
From the two of them the human race has sprung.
You said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone;
let us make a helper for him like himself.’
I now am taking this woman of mine,
not because of lust, but with sincerity.
Grant that she and I may find mercy
and that we may grow old together.”
(Tobit 8.5-7)

May it be so. Happy Mother’s Day

Your loving Husband

8 Responses to “Tribute to a Noble Wife & Mother”

  1. Steve Puckett Says:

    Great tribute to Pamela, bro. We all owe a debt of gratitude to our wives and all they put up with for us to be preachers.


  2. Greg Says:

    Good words, brother. I was glad to have met your sweet family at Pepperdine. I ran into Pamela at the bookstore one evening, she was wearing her “Bama” sweatshirt (or yours) and I felt like we were kin!

  3. hamiam Says:

    So sweet. God bless your wife, your girls, and your honoring soul.

  4. Don Says:

    And so timely.

  5. cwinwc Says:

    It was good to meet you, Pamela, and the kiddos in person at Coogies this year. I find it interesting that there seems to be a direct correlation between those of us in church leadership and those of us who have been blessed with great wives. You can’t do this alone. God bless all of you.

  6. JP Manzi Says:

    What a great tribute. What a beautiful way to lift your wife up.

  7. JP Manzi Says:

    By the way, I was reading your comments over at Don Neylands blog. You made valid points. I do not know how you do it, all he wants to do is fight, atleast it appears that way. He has some warped views and “lashes out” when you disagree.

  8. Gallagher Says:

    Beautiful family!

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