Saturday, April 26, 2008

Manay Gina, the ideal wife

As wife of five-term Speaker Joe de Venecia, Manay Gina has devoted her time, energy and talent to advance his causes. Photo shows Manay Gina during her husband's presidential campaign in 1998.

Manay Gina stood by her husband when former Speaker Joe de Venecia returned as Speaker of the House of Representatives in 2004, after his defeat in the 1998
presidential election.


1 comment:

Jearry Berg said...

The Woman Who Fears the Lord
10 [4] An excellent wife who can find?
She is far more precious than jewels.
11 The heart of her husband trusts in her,
and he will have no lack of gain.
12 She does him good, and not harm,
all the days of her life.
13 She seeks wool and flax,
and works with willing hands.
14 She is like the ships of the merchant;
she brings her food from afar.
15 She rises while it is yet night
and provides food for her household
and portions for her maidens.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.
17 She dresses herself [5] with strength
and makes her arms strong.
18 She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.
Her lamp does not go out at night.
19 She puts her hands to the distaff,
and her hands hold the spindle.
20 She opens her hand to the poor
and reaches out her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of snow for her household,
for all her household are clothed in scarlet. [6]
22 She makes bed coverings for herself;
her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates
when he sits among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them;
she delivers sashes to the merchant.
25 Strength and dignity are her clothing,
and she laughs at the time to come.
26 She opens her mouth with wisdom,
and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
27 She looks well to the ways of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women have done excellently,
but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands,
and let her works praise her in the gates.

The word ideal seems to be very powerful when it is used to describe a person or his status in life. Thus, when it is associated with the word wife, it means many things.

An ideal wife supports his husband in all his decisions. She places herself under the authority of his husband and helps him to build their family.

An ideal wife extends a helping hand towards others.

An ideal wife raises their children in the way they should be, the way God wants them to be.

Thus, Manay Gina De Venecia is an ideal Wife.