Why Mom's Were Made
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 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
"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
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 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
"That's not a leak." the Lord objected. "That's
"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 Lord looked at the Angel and smiled and said, "I'm
afraid you are wrong again, my friend. I created the woman,
but she created the tear!"