"Woman was the finishing grace of the creation. Woman was the completeness of man's bliss in Paradise. Woman was the cause of sin and death to our world. The world was redeemed by the seed of the woman. Woman is the mother of the human race; our companion, counselor, and comforter in the pilgrimage of life; or our tempter, scourge, and destroyer. Our sweetest cup of earthly happiness, or our bitterest draught of sorrow, is mixed and administered by her hand. She not only renders smooth or rough our path to the grave, but helps or hinders our progress to immortality. In heaven we shall bless God for her aid in assisting us to reach that blissful state; or amid the torments of unutterable woe in another region, we shall deplore the fatality of her influence!"
~~ John Angell James, Female Piety, 1853
I pray that I will always be companion, counselor and comforter to my beloved husband. God help me to always greet him with a sweet cup of happiness. May I always render a smooth path and help him every single day. And just as important, help me to prepare and teach our daughters to be the finishing grace to their husbands...as God intended.
posted by Mrs. Aaron Klause
October 19, 2012