Something struck me when checking the Hebrew term translated as “virtuous” in Proverbs 31:10 in the KJV and “excellent” in the ESV. The word is ‘chayil‘ and means “strength, valor, force, substance, might, etc”.
This is contrary to the image of a Christian woman being a docile, subdued, inferior, silent, subservient doormat without a mind of her own or opportunity and encouragement to express it.
Instead this is a confident, capable, impressive, woman of force and substance. She should be celebrated, honoured and praised, not just on mothers day but every day.