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abbey stuffs her face (homemade baby food edition)

baby_foodFollowing a Friday afternoon hang out with Anna Worley, mother of recently featured Lizzi and Quinn, Beth went into a whirlwind of kitchen activity.

It smelled like a pie. “Was Beth making me a pie? Have I done something amazing that I am not aware of?”

Then, the whirlwind of activity turned into a whirlwind of a whirring blender.  “Is this an object lesson?  Maybe this is a pie smoothie. Maybe Beth is wanting to encourage me in my exercising by making me a tasty frozen treat.”

Beth walks into the room.  Beth picks up Abbey. Beth takes Abbey to the kitchen, sits her in the high chair. Beth tells her, “you’re in for a tasty treat.”

I sigh. “Foiled again”

Mild fatherly disappointment aside, Beth’s whirlwind kitchen product resulted in some incredible homemade baby food for Abbey.

(I know its incredible because I ate some of it)

Maybe, if you pester her enough, Beth will share her secrets.  Until then, I wanted to honor Beth’s effort with a surprise video tribute to her hard work and thriftiness:

. . . . . .

Husbands, what are some ways that your wives bless you through their creative thriftiness?

Single fellas, how do you rank “creative thriftiness” in your definition of what a godly wife is?

Wives, how do you serve your husband creatively?

Single ladies, how do you cultivate creative thriftiness in your lives?

Everybody, take a quick read of the following passage of Proverbs 31 – what role does “creative thrift” play in scripture’s understanding of what an “excellent wife” is?

“An excellent wife who can find?
She is far more precious than jewels.

The heart of her husband trusts in her,
and he will have no lack of gain.

She does him good, and not harm,
all the days of her life.

She seeks wool and flax,
and works with willing hands.

She is like the ships of the merchant;
she brings her food from afar.

She rises while it is yet night
and provides food for her household
and portions for her maidens.

She considers a field and buys it;
with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.

She dresses herself with strength
and makes her arms strong.

She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.
Her lamp does not go out at night.

She puts her hands to the distaff,
and her hands hold the spindle.

She opens her hand to the poor
and reaches out her hands to the needy.

She is not afraid of snow for her household,
for all her household are clothed in scarlet.

She makes bed coverings for herself;
her clothing is fine linen and purple.

Her husband is known in the gates
when he sits among the elders of the land.

She makes linen garments and sells them;
she delivers sashes to the merchant.

Strength and dignity are her clothing,
and she laughs at the time to come.

She opens her mouth with wisdom,
and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

She looks well to the ways of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.

Her children rise up and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
‘Many women have done excellently,
but you surpass them all.’

Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

Give her of the fruit of her hands,
and let her works praise her in the gates.”

Proverbs 31:10-31

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  1. Sarah Pitts
    September 28, 2009 at 9:10 am

    That video was precious!! Hooray for a chunky baby…Beth you are such a good Mama! Way to be thrifty, honor the Lord, and serve your husband and baby so well!! Use that baby food while you can, in case Abbey doesn’t eat baby food for very long. I am putting leftover frozen baby food cubes (carrots and green beans) into my meat loaf now since Grace has transitioned to finger foods.

    These aren’t creative and are probably obvious, but here are a few ideas: plan a weekly menu instead of grocery shopping on a whim, plan your menu based on what’s on sale (check the circular), use coupons when you can (or with a little extra time and prep use one of those “coupon games” where you save oodles of money…I haven’t progressed that far in my sanctification yet), and buy store brand.

    Love you Wilsons!

  2. mamak
    October 10, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    I’ve been pondering this for a while, I hope it stirs up more conversation regarding the godly wife.

    While I am proud that Beth exemplifies the virtue of thriftiness, and would even feel something of a failure if she had not learned that along the way. (Thank you Lord, for those painful, but helpful opportunities to learn it firsthand.) I would be reluctant to rank it very high on the list of godly virtues.
    First, because it is not a virtue that we must rely on the Holy Spirit for in order to learn. Even a non-believer can be thrifty. Second, because when I think of those virtues related to taking care of a household, I am reminded of the conflict between Mary and Martha… Mary had chosen the better portion, to sit at the feet of the master. As I consider sweet Abbey, my prayers for her are not, “Lord, I pray that she learn to be thrifty” but rather, “Lord, may she love You with her whole heart, and love to sit at Your feet and learn from You.” Finally, another scripture comes to mind when I consider the legacy I hope Beth and Abbey (and I) leave behind. I am thinking of Hebrews 11, the Faith Hall of Fame :[By faith] women received back their dead, raised to life again. Have we not seen that in our own family? Praying our loved ones into the kingdom… praying that God would restore Beth’s dad when the doctors held little hope.

    Love you all, Mama K

  3. mollie
    October 15, 2009 at 1:32 am

    http://www.thepioneerwoman.com and http://www.simplyrecipies.com are two FABULOUS recipe websites. i don’t know what they have for babies, but real fooooood, woah, they have good stuff. love you!!!!

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