She is like the merchant ships
She brings her food from afar
...ummm...okay, let's think about this one. Merchant ships...a woman is like a merchant ship...bringing food...I really had a bit of a time figuring out the whole merchant ship thing so I did some online research. What did I find out? Women used to trade things that they made with the merchants for food. We don't really live in a barter society anymore so I can't really do that. But I can be economical and sensible with my grocery budget. I can plan my family's meals well and try to save my family money.
And the food from afar part...
Well, as the saying goes 'the way to a man's heart is through his stomach'.
And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. I Timothy 6:8
Far off food...spice it up. Make some different meals. I know that my husband really dislikes eating the same thing over and over so I try to cook different things. Chinese, spaghetti, tacos - different countries use different spices and seasonings which makes for a happy husband.
It doesn't have to be elaborate and I know it is not supposed to break the household budget, but as they say (whoever 'they' are)...
Variety is the Spice of Life!