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How Moms 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
moveable parts, all replacable; 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 the children what they are doing even though
she already knows. Another pair in the back of the 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?" asked the Angel. The Lord said, "The tear
is her way of expressing her joy, her sorrow, her disappointment, her
pain, her lonliness, her grief, and her pride."
The Angel was impressed. "You are a genious, 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, my friend. I created the woman, but she created
the tear!"