The story of Naomi isn't very long, and when studying her I got a few simple words that describe her merits. Which is fitting, because I think one of the words that describes her is straightforward.
Her husband, herself and their two sons left Bethlehem on account of famine. When she returned, she had none of them. Her family had been her everything, and losing them was bitter for her. Her daughter-in-laws wanted to go with her, but she wouldn't have it. What was best for them was to remain in their own mothers' households. Naomi wanted to return to bear the grief she felt she alone should bear, and leave her daughter-in-laws to start fresh. When Ruth, her one daughter-in-law would hear nothing of staying, Naomi relented. Even so, when they returned to Bethlehem, Naomi put Ruth in just the right places, giving Ruth the gift of new life.
Which gives me another word to describe her: foresighted. If Naomi hadn't encouraged Ruth, and put her in the right scenarios, there's a good chance that Ruth never would have one day become the grandmother of King David.
And one more word to describe Naomi: tender. She loved Ruth as her own, and Ruth's offspring as her own, which makes Naomi in my opinion a woman that I would want to have in my corner.
Scripture Reference: The Book of Ruth