My sweet friend Gretchen sent me this email and I just had to share it with all the mommies. You might have read it before, but I hadn’t.
By the time the Lord made woman,
He was into his sixth day of working overtime.
An angel appeared and said,
‘Why are you spending so much time on this one?’
And the Lord answered, ‘Have you seen my spec sheet on
her?She has to be completely washable, but not plastic,
have over 200 movable parts, all replaceable and able to
run on diet coke and leftovers, have a lap that can hold
four children at one time, have a kiss that can cure
anything from a scraped knee to a broken heart and she
do everything with only two hands.’
The angel was astounded at the requirements.
‘Only two hands!? No way!
And that’s just on the standard model?
That’s too much work for one day.
Wait until tomorrow to finish.’
‘But I won’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
AND can work 18 hour days.’
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 reaching out,
the woman’s cheek. ‘Oops, it looks like you have a leak
this model. I told you that you were trying to put too
into this one.’
‘That’s not a leak,’ the Lord corrected, ‘that’s a
‘What’s the tear for?’ the angel asked.
The Lord said, ‘The tear is her way of expressing her
her sorrow, her pain, her disappointment, her love, her
loneliness, her grief and her pride.’
The angel was impressed.
‘You are a genius, Lord.
You thought of everything!
Woman is truly amazing.’
And she is!
Women have strengths that amaze men.
They bear hardships
and they carry burdens,
but they hold happiness,
love and joy.
They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they are happy ;
and laugh when they are nervous.
They fight for what they believe in.
They stand up to injustice.
They don’t take ‘no’ for an answer when
they believe there is a better solution.
They go without so their family can have.
They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.
They love unconditionally.
They cry when their children excel and cheer when their
friends get awards. They are happy when they hear
birth or a wedding. Their hearts break when a friend
They grieve at the loss of a family member,
yet they are strong when they think there is no strength
left. They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a
heart. Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
They’ll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you to show how
they care about you. The heart of a woman is what makes
world keep turning They bring joy, hope and love.
They have compassion and ideals.
They give moral support to their family and friends.
Women have vital things to say and everything to give
HOWEVER, IF THERE IS ONE TINY
FLAW IN WOMEN,
IT IS THAT THEY FORGET THEIR
Just a reminder that we were made by God and he gives us the strength to endure and a heart to love. Thanks for sharing, Gretchen. I love you, girl.