Motherhood has the greatest potential influence in human life!
Being a mother is not about what you gave up to have a child,
but what you've gained from having one. (Sunny Gupta)
When the Good Lord was creating mothers, He was into his sixth day of 'overtime' when the angel appeared and said, “You're doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.” And God said, “Have you read the 'specs' on this order?
She has to be completely washable, but not plastic.
She must have 180 movable parts ~ all replaceable.
Run on black coffee and leftovers.
Have a lap that disappears when she stands up.
A kiss that can cure anything from a broken leg to a disappointed love affair.
And six pairs of hands!”
The angel shook her head and said, “Six pairs of hands...no way!”
“It's not the hands that carry the problems,” God remarked, “It's three pairs of eyes that mothers need.”
“That's on the standard model?” asked the angel. God nodded. “One pair that sees through closed doors, when she asks What are you kids doing in there? (when she already knows). Another pair here in the back of her head, that sees what she shouldn't, but she has to know...and of course, the ones here in front, that can look at a child when he goofs up, her eyes saying, I understand and I love you (without so much as uttering a word).”
“God,” said the angel touching his sleeve gently,
“get some rest tomorrow.”
And God said, “I can't ~ I'm so close to creating something so similar to myself. Already, I have one who 'heals herself when she is sick'...'can feed a family of six on one pound of hamburger'...and 'get a nine-year-old to stand under a shower'.” The angel circled the model of a mother, slowly. “It's too soft,” she sighed. “But tough!” replied God excitedly. “Imagine what this mother can do or endure!”
“Can it think?” asked the angel. “Not only can it think, but it can reason and compromise,” said the Creator. Finally the angel bent over and ran her fingers across the cheek. “There's a leak,” pronounced the angel. “I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model.” The Lord replied, “It's not a leak ~ it's a tear!” “What's it for?” asked the angel. “It's for joy, sadness, disappointment, loneliness and pride.” The angel exclaimed, “You are a genius!”
Somberly, God replied, “I didn't put it there!”
(Written by Erma Bombeck)
Remember the 1958 American musical, GIGI and Maurice Chevalier's Thank Heaven for Little Girls?
Each time I see a little girl of five, or six or seven,
I can't resist a joyous urge to smile and say,
'Thank Heaven for little girls...
For little girls get bigger every day.
They grow up in the most delightful way!
Those little eyes...so helpless and appealing...
One day will flash and send you crashin' through the ceiling.
Thank Heaven for little girls ~ thank Heaven for them all!
For without them, what would little boys do?'
“A miracle is really the only way to describe motherhood and giving birth.
It's unbelievable how God has made us women and babies to endure
and be able to do so much! A miracle indeed!
Such an incredible blessing!” (Jennie Finch)
“My mother: She is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a
SPINE OF STEEL.
I want to grow old and be like her!” (Jodi)
Elders' Respect of Women
The Elders say the men should look at women in a sacred way ~ they should never 'put them down' or shame women in any way. When we have problems, we should keep their counsel ~ we should share with them openly.
A woman has intuitive thoughts.
A woman has intuitive thoughts.
She has access to another system of knowledge that few men develop.
She can help us understand ~ we must treat her in a special way.
(The GREAT SPIRIT)
Written by Merle Baird-Kerr...October 30, 2015
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