Michael, Michael, Michael.
How did you end up with this deep thinker and heavy dreamer?
Complicating everything, and over thinking everything and DOING NOTHING about everything.
Stuck inside my head throughout the day, trying to sift and manage the disarray.
So many thoughts and feelings.
It must be hard being ONE with such a tortured artist type.
I’m moody and selfish and absorbed with sensitivity.
There are so many reasons for you not to love me, and grow tired of me.
Fed up with me and even angry with me.
Where in the world did you come from?!
What did I do to deserve this love that keeps on lasting?
Stretching beyond what I ever expected.
Just a moment paused in gratitude fills my belly with butterflies as if we’ve first met.
You are the most rewarding, most comfortable and safe place I’ve ever known.
So here is my poem for the day, my revised version of the over-used and over-done proverbs 31.
This is the Michael re-mix.
Who can find a dedicated husband?
He is more precious than the finest diamonds or jewels I could own.
His wife can trust him and he will greatly bless her life.
He brings her good, not harm, all the days of his life because he has chosen HER.
He finds a way, always a way, to comfort and protect her.
He gets up before dawn to prepare for the day of work and toil. He has no choice.
With his earnings he hands them over, to provide the fruits of fields and vineyards across their table.
He is strong and full of life and a hard worker.
His hands are busy with tools and instruments of his trade.
He is generous with his time and gifts and money, and constantly helps those in need.
He has no fear of the seasons to come because he has true faith that brings him peace knowing all will be provided for.
He repairs his own house, he solves problems as they arise, he dresses himself with the dignity of a true family man.
His wife is busy and well-known in the city gates, and he is proud of her and lifts her up to reach higher and higher because he alone can see how special and rare she is…even when she can’t.
He spurs her to be better and better…more of herself.
He does all that he can to produce fruit and provide for his family.
He is clothed in integrity and honor and laughs without fear of any outside judgement or concerns of the future.
When he speaks, his words are kind and wise and he gives criticism with care and sincerity.
He carefully watches over his household and strives to suffer nothing from laziness.
His children rise to greet him , he is their hero!
His wife proclaims from the mountaintops,” There are many virtuous and capable men in the world, but YOU surpass them ALL!!”
Charm is deceptive and arrogance DOES NOT LAST; but a man who fears the Lord will be greatly praaaaaaaised.
Reward him for all that he does!
Let his deeds be publicly praised!