Of all the earthly things God gives,There’s one above all others:It is the precious, priceless giftOf loving Christian mothers. —Anon.
"When the good Lord was creating mothers he was into his sixth day of overtime, when an angel appeared and said, 'You're doing a lot of fiddling' around on this one' and the Lord said, 'Have you read the specs on this order? She has to be completely washable but not plastic; have 180 movable parts, all replaceable; run on black coffee and left-overs; 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.'
"'Lord,' said the angel, 'come on to bed. You can work on it more tomorrow.' 'I can't,' said the Lord. 'I'm so close to creating something so close to myself. Already I have fixed her so that she can heal herself when she is sick, can feed a family of six on one pound of hamburger, and can get a 9-year-old to stand under a shower.' The angel circled the model of the mother very slowly. 'It's too soft,' said the angel. 'But it's tough,' said the Lord excitedly. 'You cannot imagine what this mother can do or endure.' 'Can it think?' asked the angel. 'Not only think; it can reason and compromise, said the Creator. Finally the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek. 'There's a leak,' she pronounced. 'I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model.' 'It's not a leak,' said the Lord. 'It's a tear.' 'What's it for?' asked the angel. 'It's for joy, sadness, disappointment, pain, loneliness, and pride.' 'You are a genius,' said the angel. The Lord looked somber and replied, 'but I didn't put it there.'"