When God Made Moms
By the time the Lord made mothers, he was into his sixth day of 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 seen the spec
sheet on her? She has to be completely washable, but not plastic; 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 just on the standard model?" The Angel asked.
The Lord nodded in agreement, "Yes, 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
"Yes, 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 inquisitive Angel.
The Lord smiled and 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 is a
"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! Truly, You do all things well... Moms are truly amazing!"
Happy Mother's Day!