“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.”
Proverbs 31:21-22 NIV
When my friend Shelby became a mama, God knew just what He was doing. Shelby is a Proverbs 31 Woman. She takes full responsibility for the comings and goings in her home.
Shelby is a wonderful mother and grandmother. It is obviously her pride and joy to care for her tribe God has given her. She has a grown daughter and a son. Her son John Jr, had a car accident over 7 years ago leaving him with a traumatic brain injury. The doctors didn’t give Shelby and her husband John much hope for John Jr, but let me tell you, I don’t think these doctors took into consideration the God they both serve and the kind of mama Shelby is.
John Jr. has done exceedingly more than they ever believed he would. It may be because Shelby spends everyday researching the best treatments, therapies and procedures for him. She spends countless hours as his advocate fighting through insurance red tape to see to it John Jr. has what he needs. Shelby makes sure she takes him for long walks each day for fresh air, she gets him in the pool, she takes him to the the farmers market to buy fresh produce for his homemade food she makes him. Shelby is beyond excellent with her care for John Jr.
Shelby also makes sure her daughter knows how loved and supported she is as she lives with them as a hard working single mom. Shelby is an amazing Grandma. Her two baby granddaughters are the joy of her life. They adore Shelby. I mean, who wouldn’t? She exudes love.
Shelby is a faithful wife, a God-honoring mother and a devoted grandma. I won’t fail to mention what a great friend she is to me. She is always encouraging of my writing and teaching and I thank God for her gentle, quiet spirit God has given her.
My friend Shelby has no fear for her household. For all of them are clothed in scarlet. She makes sure of it.