My Mom would indeed be #1! She was so Godly, so humble and such a lady, gave and gave until she could give no more as a pastor's wife. My Mom's oldest sister, my Aunt Wanda, would be #2. What a dear and also Godly woman. She was the Mother of 4 boys and I'm not sure I ever saw the woman rattled. She was always doing for others and so hospitable. There was no "fluff" to her, just as genuine as genuine could be. (The above pictures are the last ones taken of them before their death.) For my 3rd it would have to be all the older women that have mentored me along life's way. There have been several and I can only hope and pray that I might be, and perhaps have been, that "older wise women" in younger ladies lives.
Generally speaking, and notice I said generally, they are the head of their family. ~ If they aren't then they should be~ That is a heavy responsibility and not one to be taken lightly. Hopefully they are married to women who pray for and encourage them in this role.
Definitely checks! And, black and white check would be my all time favorite.
NOTE: As I mentioned in Monday's post we will be leaving for Oklahoma on Friday. So, will be away from "blogland" for a few days. But, will have lots to share when I return.