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The Creation of Mothers

Posted by cotojo on June 20, 2007

By the time the Lord made mothers, He was into the sixth day of creation and 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 movable parts, all replaceable, 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. “Six pairs of hands! ” said the angel.

The Lord replied, “Oh, it’s not the hands that are the big 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 and explained, “Yes… one pair of eyes are to see through the closed door as she asks her children what they are doing even though she already knows. Another pair in the back of her head, to see what she needs to know even though no one thinks she can. And the third pair are in the front of her head, for looking at a child with love and saying that she understands and loves him or her without even saying a single word.”

The angel tried to tell the Lord to take a break. “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 mince 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 said. “That’s a tear.”

“What’s the tear for?” the angel asked.

The Lord said, “The tear is her way of expressing her joy, her sorrow, her disappointment, her pain, her loneliness, her grief and her pride.”

The angel was impressed. “You are a genius, 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.”

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11 Responses to “The Creation of Mothers”

  1. cotojo said

    Priya – Thank you for your visit and comment 🙂
    It is always nice to know that readers enjoy such posts and it’s a pleasure to share them.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Love and peace to you too,

  2. priya said

    it is a lovely post Dearest….as i was reading i was thinking of my 86 years young mother and it brought tears into my eyes…..thanks for sharing …..
    love and peace

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  4. cotojo said

    Joy – Some great thought provoking post on Taurian’s Reflections and Inspirations.
    Thank you for sharing my dear friend 🙂
    Have a great weekend,

  5. cotojo said

    Joy – Thank you my dear friend, I’m glad you liked it 🙂
    Tears can clear a lot of anger and also do a lot of good in the right circumstances.
    Take care and have a great weekend,

  6. Joyoz said

    Taurian’s Reflections and Inspirations

  7. Joyoz said

    Wow..This is so great Colin..Thank you for sharing this great post. Very touching reflection. Shedding tears makes a woman blow all the hurtfeelings. Like me, when I am in deep anger I don’t say anything but I will just cry until I felt good :)

  8. cotojo said

    Hi lilyruth,
    Mothers shed many tears for many reasons, through times of joy and sadness too and so do many men, but most won’t admit to it lol.
    Have a great day my friend.

  9. lilyruth said

    I loved this verse its so true we are soft but tough and its probably right we did create the tear. So many tears we shed through the yars and yet we stil have more to weep. I realy love this it would be beautiful in a card. I hope you post some more stories lie ths one. and this site its great you can tellyou have put alot of work into it I admire you for having the strenght to keep so many sites up.I truely wish I had yur talent.

  10. cotojo said

    Thanks Lisa, reminds of my mum too. All things considered, they have a great responsibility and a wonderful insight too, but essentially….they are there when you need them, even when they have passed on, the memories remain so vivid and etched in our hearts.
    God bless you and your family my friend

  11. Sophiagurl said

    I love this post about mothers. Makes me think of my mom. Mothers were made to wills a strong as steel but with a heart of gold to melt anyone’s heart. =) God bless you Colin!

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