Saturday, February 12, 2011

Inspiring Story: Creation of a Mother

By the time the Lord made mothers, He was into 
the sixth day working overtime.  An Angel  appeared and said 
"Why are you spending so much  time on this one?" 

And the Lord answered and  said, "Have you read 
the spec sheet on her? She has to be completely washable, 
but not elastic; have 200 movable parts, all replaceable; 
run on black coffee and leftovers; have a lap that can hold 
three children at one time and that disappears when she 
stands up; have a kiss that can cure anything from a scraped knee 
to a broken heart; and have six pairs of hands."

The Angel was astounded at the requirements for this one. 
"Six pairs of hands! No way!"  said the Angel.

The Lord replied, "Oh, it's not the hands that are the problem.
  It's the three pairs of eyes that mothers must have!"  

"And that's on the standard model?" the Angel asked. 

The Lord nodded in agreement, "Yep, one pair of eyes 
are to see through the closed door as she asks her children 
what they are doing even though she already knows. 
Another pair in the back of her head are to see what she needs 
to know even though no one thinks she can. And the third pair 
are here in the front of her head.  They are for looking at 
an errant child and saying that she understands and loves him 
or her without even saying a single word." 

The Angel tried to stop the Lord  "This is too much work 
for one day. Wait until tomorrow to finish." 

"But I can't!" The Lord protested, "I am so close to finishing 
this creation that is so close to my own heart. She already 
heals herself  when she is sick and can feed a family of six 
on a pound of hamburger and can get a nine year old to stand 
in the shower."  

The Angel moved closer and touched the woman, 
"But you have made her so soft, Lord." 

"She is soft," the Lord agreed, "but I have also made her tough. 
You have no idea what she can endure or accomplish."

"Will she be able to think?" asked the Angel.  

The Lord replied, "Not only will she be able to think, 
she will be able to reason, and negotiate."

The Angel then noticed something and reached out and 
touched the woman's cheek. "Oops, it looks like You have 
a leak with this model. I told You that You were trying 
to put too much into  this one."

"That's not a leak." the Lord objected.  "That's a tear!" 

"What's the tear for?" the Angel asked.  

The Lord said, "The tear is her way of expressing her joy, 
her sorrow, her disappointment, her pain, her loneliness, 
her grief, and her pride."   

The Angel was impressed.  "You are a genius, Lord.  You thought 
of everything for this one.  You even created the tear!"

The Lord looked at the Angel and smiled and said, 
"I'm afraid you are wrong again.  I created the woman, 
but she created the tear!"

Author Unknown