May 15, 2010

A Few Words...

...O.K.  More than a few.

A lovely lady that I met a few years ago through buying and selling on eBay sent this to me for Mother's Day.  I don't usually pay too much attention to such things but I thought this was sweetly written.  I may have even seen it before but it was nice enough to share.  Thanks, Shirley.

Happy Mothers' Day!

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 and said, "Have you seen 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 two 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 for this one. "Six pairs of hands! No way!" said the angel.

The Lord replied, "Oh, it's not the hands that are the problem. It's the three pairs of eyes that mothers must have!"

"And that's just on the standard model?" the angel asked.

The Lord nodded in agreement. "Yep, 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 here in the front of her head. They are for looking at an errant child and saying that she understands and loves him or her without even saying a single word".

The angel tried to stop the Lord. "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 on a pound of hamburger 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," 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 objected. "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 pain, her disappointment, her loneliness, her grief, and her pride."

The Angel was impressed. "You are a genius, Lord. You thought of everything, for women are truly amazing."

Women have strengths that amaze men. They carry children, they carry hardships, 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 for injustice. They don't take "no" for an answer when they believe there is a better solution. 

They go without new shoes so their children can have them. 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. Their hearts break when a friend dies. They have sorrow 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 broken heart.

Women come in all sizes, in all colors and shapes. They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you to show how much they care about you.

The heart of a woman is what makes the world spin! Women do more than give birth. They bring joy and hope. They give compassion and ideals. Women have a lot to say and a lot to give. 



Which is layman's terms for saying what King Solomon said in Proverbs 31: 

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.  She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. 

She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.   She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.  She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.  She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.  She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.  She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.  She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. 

She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.  She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.  She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.  Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.  She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. 

Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.  She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.  She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. 

Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.  Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.  Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.  Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend as your rise up to  meet the needs of your families while bringing Glory to our wondrous Saviour!


Hugs,

Kat
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3 comments :

  1. I've read this before, but it's always neat to read again. :)

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  2. Ditto to JenT- I've read it, but always nice to hear it again!

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