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.” And
God 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.”
The angel
shook her head slowly and said. “Six pairs of hands…. no way.”
It’s not
the hands that are causing me problems,” God remarked,
“it’s
the three pairs of eyes that mothers have to have.”
That’s on
the standard model?” asked the angel. God 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 that can look at a child when he goofs up and say. ‘I
understand
and I love
you’ without so much as uttering a word. “God,” said the angel touching
his sleeve gently,
“Get
some rest tomorrow….”I can’t,” said God, “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 God excitedly. “You can 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 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 it
for?” It’s for joy, sadness, disappointment, pain, loneliness, and
pride.”
You are a
genius, “said the angel.
Somberly,
God said, “I didn’t put it there.”


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