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, "Have you
seen the spec sheet on her? She has to be completely washable, but not
plastic, have over 200 movable parts, all replaceable, run on diet
coke and leftovers, have a lap that can hold four children at one
time, have a kiss that can cure anything from a scraped knee to a
broken heart and have two pairs of hands."
The angel was astounded at the requirements. "Two pairs of
hands! No way! And that's just on the standard model? That's 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 work 18 hour days."
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 reaching out, touched the
woman's cheek. "Oops, it! Looks like you have a leak in this
model. I told you that you were trying to put too much into this
"That's not a leak," the Lord corrected, "that's a
"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 love, her loneliness, her
grief and her pride."
The angel was impressed. "You are a genius, Lord. You thought of
Woman is truly amazing." And she is! Women have strengths that
amaze men. They bear hardships and 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 to injustice. They don't take "no" for an answer when
they believe there is a better solution. They go without so their
family can have. 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. They are happy when they hear about a
birth or a wedding. Their hearts break when a friend dies. They grieve
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 help to
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 keep
turning! They bring joy and hope. They have compassion and ideals.
They give moral support to their family and friends. Women have vital
things to say and everything to give.