Wednesday, January 26, 2011

my friend annie and i try to walk every week, and while we do,
we have some lively conversations.  it's really too bad that the
four presidents inaugurated in our walking lifetime have never
sought our sagacious advice.

here's what we would say to :

george bush . . . excellent wife!

bill clinton . . . tsk, tsk

george W bush . . . we adore your wife!

obama . . . lovely wife . . . and those amazing arms!

we think that the man is only as esteemed as the woman beside
him.  we believe that our husbands should be able to trust us to
speak the truth to them in grace.  we hope that they will only
find happiness in OUR arms.

as to matters of state, we emphatically agree with the psalmist.

"my heart is not proud, o Lord.
my eyes are not haughty;

i do not concern myself with great matters
or things too wonderful for me.

but i have stilled and quieted my soul;
like a weaned child with its mother,
like a weaned child is my soul within me.

o israel, put your hope in the Lord
both now and forevermore."
psalm 131



High Heeled Life said...

I smiled at your post .. you are so right! ...xo HHL

Vickie said...

Lovely post, Leah, and I echo your sentiments exactly!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

How you can say so much in so few words just amazes me...I talk too much and use too many words...I need to learn from you
This is great...touched my heart this morning as my husband is going through some struggles...thanks for the reminder

Melanie said...

What a beautiful post! I have never really considered this, but this is an excellent point! (...and one of my favorite psalms..)


Southern Lady said...

Every man needs a good woman. Carla

Sonja said...

I have a hunch all of them could have been blessed with some sage advice from listening to you and Annie!! :)

Farm Girl said...

Great words. Ditto on the two Mrs. Bushes.

Ruth said...

lovely post as always! Thanks for praying for me!!


-stephanie- said...

I want to be an excellent, adoring, lovely wife with amazing arms and not cause my husband to tsk, tsk.

I better get to work on being all that.

Great post.

Lisa said...

Beautiful post, Lea! I couldn't agree more!

Liz said...

Lovely as always!

Sandy said...

Yes, I agree. Very nicely said and
I'm with Janette. You do have a
knack for saying a great deal in
so few words, Lea.

Blondie's Journal said...

All of the first ladies are incredible women. Their husbands are very lucky indeed!


Debbie said...

This was just great...I just couldn't agree more!! BLESSINGS

Susan B said...

A wonderful post Lea, and I couldn't agree more! :)

Gloria said...

I agree with you, and your friend! Love to have the friends who will walk and talk,,,,what a blessing that truly is!

XOXO Gloria

Joan Elizabeth said...

Oh dear ... I'm not that kind of wife ... my poor hubby.

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A truth I share, Lea. You two would be wonderful to spend time with.

BTW, my friends and I have come up with many a solution to the world's problems during phone calls or tea.

His Song to Sing said...

Barbara Bush has long been a favorite of mine. What tremendous influence this woman has had on our generation ... both the wife and mother of a president! Her biography is a great read!

Loved your post, as always! Wonderful passage. Praying our nation's leaders learn to put their hope in our Lord and Savior!

Girl Meets Paris said...

Interesting post... I enjoyed it!

Darcie said...

I truly hope that my honey finds happiness in my arms...even if they are not quite at tone as the First Lady's. ;-)

Gwendolyn said...

Those verses, especially, "I do not concern myself with great matters..." or matters too great for me, I remind myself of that regularly. There are so many things I don't understand or NEED to understand. And how freeing to leave it with Him! Thank you again for your good thoughts about being the wives we should be.

Jen said...

Beautiful psalm and beautiful thoughts from you regarding being a lovely wife. You posted at just the right moment.

Anonymous said...

Very good. The tsk tsk part was probably from me. love you. A

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, I agree with every word. They are my favorite wives too.

I think that the woman always adds the faith a man needs to succeed in life.

The Strawberry Mallard said...

All things wise and wonderful from Leah, always!
Hugs, Nancy