The Tale of Ruth and Naomi: a Mothers Day Story
As we are wrapping up Mothers Day, I am thinking about the relationships between women. Thankfully, both my own mother and my mother-in-law are still alive. Naomi (meaning 'pleasant") was the MIL of Ruth. They had such a loving relationship that when Naomi 's sons and husband died and she prepared to return to her birthplace, Ruth couldn't bear the thought of leaving her. She even converted to Naomi's religion and accompanied her on her journey, saying ,"Wherever you go, I will go, your people shall be my people, your God shall be my God".
Such devotion! Such love! This love became the only reason for Naomi, who later changed her name to Marah (bitter), to go on living.
Is there someone in your life who plays the role of Naomi for you? Someone who plays the role of Ruth for you?I am currently sketching ideas for both Naomi and Ruth headdresses or kippot (plural of kippah). If you would like to see pictures of my work in progress, please join my Renaissance Woman Kippot Fan Club! Please connect with me here.