When God Made Moms

Happy Mother’s Day!

I’m reblogging this piece that I’ve posted previously, in honor of Mother’s Day ~

I came across the following while looking through my files of saved tidbits. Some of you may remember this or other like versions. I hope this gives you a smile! It does me!

When God Made Moms

LIFT UP YOUR HANDS

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?”

The Lord answered, “Have you seen the spec. sheet on her? She has to be completely washable, but not plastic; have 200 moveable 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. There is to be another pair in the back of her head so she can see what she needs to know even though no one thinks she can. The third needs to be here in the front of her head and needs some fine tuning. 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.”

“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 she can feed a family of six on a pound of hamburger AND she 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 to touch 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 a 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! WOMEN are truly amazing!”

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About dagonsblood

Virginia Lee enriches her writing with her experiences of the human spirit, sharing the same in her work of helping others. Enjoy the journey!
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