MOTHER’S DAY IS MAY 12!
AS WE THINK OF OUR MOTHERS, AS WELL AS SISTERS, AUNTS, FRIENDS AND OURSELVES… PAUSE TO THINK ABOUT THIS
Why Women Cry
"Why are you crying?” a young boy asked his Mom.
"Because...I'm a woman", she told him.
"I don't understand", he said.
His Mom just hugged him and said, "And you never will, but that's okay."
Later, the little boy asked his father, "Why does Mom seem
to cry for no reason?"
"All women cry for no reason", was all his Dad could say…
The little boy grew up and became a man, still wondering why women cry.
Finally he put in a call to God and when God got back to him, he asked
"God, why do women cry so easily?"
"When I made woman, I decided she had to be special. I made her
shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world, yet, made her
arms gentle enough to give comfort... I gave her the inner strength to
endure childbirth and the rejection that many times will come even from
her own children. I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going
and take care of her family and friends, even when everyone else gives
up, through sickness and fatigue, without complaining…
I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all
circumstances, even when her child has hurt her badly…
She has the very special power to make a child's boo-boo feel better and
to quell a teenagers' anxieties and fears. I gave her strength to care for her husband,
despite faults and I fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart…
I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but
sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him
For all of this hard work, I also gave her a tear to shed. It is hers
to use whenever needed and it is her only weakness...
When you see her cry, tell her how much you love her, and all she does
for everyone, and even though she may still cry,
you will have made her heart feel good.
She is special!"
from Inspiration Daily, Tim Levin