I found this in the Dear Abby column, I have no
idea who the author is but I like it and thought
I would share it with you folks. Ladies,
have some tissues ready. The end
will make you tear up a little...
When God Created Mothers
When the good Lord was creating mothers
He was into His sixth day of "overtime"
when the angel appeared and said, "You're
doing a lot of fiddling around on this one
And the Lord said, "Have you read the
specs on this order? She has to be completely
washable, but not plastic; have 180 movable
parts...all replaceable; run on black coffee
and leftovers; have a lap that disappears
when she stands up; a kiss that can cure
anything from a broken leg to a disappointed
love affair; and six pairs of hands."
The angel shook her head slowly and said,
"Six pairs of hands....no way."
"It isn't the hands that is causing me
problems," said the Lord. "It's the three
pairs of eyes that they have to have."
"That's on the standard model?"
asked the angel.
The Lord nodded. "One pair that sees
through closed doors when she asks,
"What are you kids doing in there?"
when she already knows. Another here
in the back of her head that sees what
she shouldn't but what she has to know,
and of course the ones here in the front
that can look at a child when he goofs up
and say, "I understand and I love you."
Without so much as uttering a word."
"Lord," said the angel, touching His
sleeve gently, "Come to bed. Tomorrow..."
"I can't, "said the Lord, "I'm so close
to creating something so close to myself.
I already have one who heals herself when
she is sick, can feed a family of six on
one pound of hamburger, and can get a
nine year old to stand under a shower."
The angel circled the model of a mother
very slowly, "It's too soft," she sighed.
"But tough!" said the Lord excitedly.
"You cannot imagine what this
mother can do or endure."
"Can she think?" asked the angel.
"Not only think, but also reason
and compromise," said the Creator.
"There's a leak," she pronounced.
"I told You that You were trying to
put too much into this model."
"It isn't a leak," said the Lord.
"It's a tear."
"What's it for?" asked the angel.
"It's for joy, sadness, disappointment,
pain, loneliness and pride."