Erma Bombeck wrote a piece on God creating Mothers that I would like to share with you.
She says that on the day God created mothers, He had worked long overtime. And an angel said to Him, “Lord, you sure are spending a lot of time on this one.”
And the Lord turned and said, “Have you read the specs on this model?
- She is supposed to be completely washable, but not plastic.
- She is to have 180 movable parts… all replaceable.
- She is to be able to function on black coffee and leftovers.
- She is to have have a lap that disappears when she stands up.
- She is to have a kiss that can cure anything from a broken leg to a broken heart.
- And she is supposed to have six pairs of hands.”
“Six pairs of hands,” said the angel, “that’s impossible.” “It’s not the six pair of hands that bother me,” said the Lord. “She is supposed to have one pair that sees through closed doors so that whenever she asks, ‘What are you kids doing in there?’ she already knows what they’re doing in there.”
“She has another pair in the back of her head to see all the things she is not supposed to see but must see. And then she has one pair right 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.”
“That’s to much,” said the angel, “You can’t put that much in one model. Why don’t you rest for a while and resume your creating tomorrow?”
“No, I can’t,” said the Lord, “I’m close to creating someone very much like myself. I’ve already come up with a model who can heal herself when she is sick…who can feed a family of six on one pound of hamburger… and who can get a nine-year-old to take a shower.”
The angel circled the model of a mother very slowly. “She too soft,”sighed the angel.
“Oh, but she is tough!” said the Lord excitedly. “You cannot imagine what this mother can do or endure.”
“Can she think?” asked the angel.
“Not only can she think, but she can reason and compromise and persuade” said the Creator.
Finally, the angel reached over and touched her cheek. “This one has a leak,” said the angel. “I told You that You couldn’t put that much in one model.”
“It’s not a leak,” said the Lord. “That’s a tear.”
“What’s a tear for?”
“Well, it’s for joy, for sadness, for disappointment, for pain, for loneliness, and for pride.”
“You are a genius,” said the angel.
And the Lord said, “Oh, but I didn’t put it there.”
There is a modern proverb that most of us have heard that says: “the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.” While not all proverbs found outside the Bible are true, this one is. And it is true because the person who rocks the cradle will also be the person who will have the greatest impact on the moral and spiritual development of a child. As a result of this impact, a child in the cradle will be influenced for either good or evil depending upon the moral and religious beliefs of the one doing the rocking. You see the mind of a young child is like a sponge that is just waiting to be filled.
May God bless mothers because they fill a unique place in God’s creation. There is no one like a mother. There is no one who will love unreservedly as mothers do. There is no one who will always be there for her children like a mother. There is no one who will pray for her children like a mother. God’s best gift was a mother. I honor mother on todays blog post.
Love you all,