The Making Of Mother.

It was sixth consecutive day and God was creating mother. He was into the sixth day working overtime. An Angel appeared and asked why he was spending so much time on this one creation.

And God answered and said,

"Have you read the specification sheet on her? She has to be completely washable, but not elastic; 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 for this one. "Six pairs of hands! But how?" said the Angel.

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

God continued, "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 are 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 troubled child and saying that she understands and loves him or her without even saying a single word."

The Angel tried to stop God "This is too much work for one day. Wait until tomorrow to finish."

"But I can't!" God 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 do all the household courses without a twitch in her face.

The Angel moved closer and touched the woman, "But you have made her so soft, Lord."

"She is soft," God 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.

God 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." God objected. "That's a tear!"

"What's the tear for?" the Angel asked.

God 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!"

God looked at the Angel and smiled and said, "I'm afraid you are wrong again. I created the woman, but she created the tear!"

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