A tribute to all the Mothers
When the good Lord was creating mothers, He was into his sixth day of overtime when the angel appeared and said," You are doing a lot of fiddling around on this one."
And the Lord said," Have you read the specifications on this order? She has to be completely washable but not plastic;.
.. Have 180 movable parts… all replaceable:
…Run on black coffee and leftovers:..
…A kiss that can cure any thing from a broken leg to a disappointed love affair: ….
.. And six pairs of hands."
The angel shook his head slowly and said,"Six pair of hands? No way."
"It’s not the hands that are causing me problem," said the Lord. "It’s the three pair of eyes that mothers have to have."
"That’s on the standard model?" the angel asked.
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 front so that she can look at a child who goofs 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 am so close to creating something so close to myself. Already I 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 the shower."
The angel circled the model of the mother very slowly and sighed,’ Its too soft."
"But tough!" said the Lord excitedly. " You cannot imagine what this mother can do or endure."
"Can it think?"
"Not only think, but reason and compromise," said the Creator.
Finally the angel bent over and ran a finger across her cheek. "There’s a leak," he pronounced. "I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model.’
"It’s not a leak,"said the Lord. "It’s a tear."
"What’s that for?"
"It’s for joy, sadness, disappointment, pain, loneliness and pride."
"You’re a genius," said the angel.
The Lord looked somber. "I didn’t put it there."