When God Made Moms
When the good Lord was creating mothers He was into His sixth day of overtime when the angel appeared and said, "You're doing a lot of fiddling around on this one." The Lord said, "have you read the specs on this order?
- She has to be completely washable, but not plastic.
- Have 180 moveable parts... all replaceable.
- Run on black coffee and leftovers.
- Have a lap that disappears when she stands up, a kiss that can cure anything from a broken leg to a disappointed love affair, and six pairs of hands."
"Lord", said the angel touching his sleeve gently, "go to bed, tomorrow....". "I can't", said the Lord, "I'm 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 a shower." The angel circled the model of a mother very slowly. "It's too soft", she sighed. "But tough!" said the Lord excitedly. "You cannot imagine what this mother can do or endure." "Can it think?" "Not only can it think, but it can reason and compromise", said the Creator. Finally the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek. "There's a leak", she pronounced. "I told you, you were trying to put too much into this model." "It's not a leak", said the Lord. "It's a tear". "What's it for?" "It's for joy, sadness, disappointment, pain, loneliness and pride." "You're a genius", said the angel. The Lord looked somber. "But I didn't put it there".
-By Erma Bombeck
I read this somewhere and decided to post it on Mother's day. I think it's so close to describing a mother - at least I would describe mine in the same way! Happy Mother's day!