Believers know of the Proverbs 31:10 wife, but you
will not find Proverbs 32, as I added this chapter
to place King Lemuel’s virtuous wife in a more
modern, agricultural setting.
The 31 wife was a land speculator,
seamstress, mother, merchant, grape farmer,
philanthropist and an ever faithful wife who fears
My Proverbs 32 wife does the same, plus works
Here is the scene.
A couple weeks back, I was Bangs vaccinating
Typical of Januarys since Al Gore invented
global warming, it was a sunny 48 degrees.
I readied my
automatic syringe and Darren manned the controls of
the hydraulic chute.
(Irrational leftists should know an
“automatic syringe” is actually semi-automatic with
only one shot fired per trigger pull.
No heifers were harmed in telling this
Steve and Linda, the heifers’ owners, were
vaccinating and tagging on the left side of the
Levi filled the crowding tub, but one more set of
hands would be helpful when miraculously, Julie,
David and Daniel suddenly appeared.
David is Julie and Darren’s oldest and
because he is only three, he held mostly a
supervisory role safely perched on a high shelf near
He was packed so full of questions they
bubbled out the entire time.
Daniel was quieter mostly due to the binky
plugging his question hole.
He is a coming one-year-old and was contently
suspended in a baby sling strapped to his mother’s
This left Julie’s right arm completely free
to run a hot-shot, twist tails, or nurse a third
child should one come along, and this brings me to
I coined the term trophy wife, tagged it to
Druann and peppered my columns with it for ten
It is term of endearment and respect, yet I have
since learned it also serves the bonus purpose of
absolutely enraging perpetually-offended liberals.
Normal folks understand the term and at
speaking engagements, regular readers frequently
introduce me to their trophy wives; ladies who can
pack one baby in a sling and run a hot-shot all to
rear the great American family.
Julie is a Proverbs 32, trophy wife whose worth “is
far above rubies.”
If God has blessed you with one, as He did
Darren, Steve and yours truly, you best give thanks
for a blessing you really did not deserve.
In case you
missed it, Valentine’s Day was last week.