Wednesday, August 12, 2015

overwhelming love


“When God Created Mothers"

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. Have 180 moveable 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 slowly and said. "Six pairs of hands.... no way." 

It's not the hands that are causing me problems," God remarked, "it's the three pairs of eyes that mothers have to have." 

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 here in the back of her head that sees what she shouldn't but what she has to know, and of course the ones here in front that can look at a child when he goofs up and say. '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...." 

I can't," said God, "I'm so close to creating something so close 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 can get a nine year old to stand under a shower." 

The angel circled the model of a mother very slowly. "It's too soft," she sighed. 

But tough!" said God excitedly. "You can imagine what this mother can do or endure." 

Can it think?" 

Not only can it think, but 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?" 

It's for joy, sadness, disappointment, pain, loneliness, and pride." 

You are a genius, " said the angel. 

Somberly, God said, "I didn't put it there.” 

Erma Bombeck


Pieni Lintu said...

Lovely photos!

Tamar SB said...

Sixth day of overtime - love it!!
You have a beautiful family, Becky!!

Gigi said...

That is one of my all time favorites! And the pictures are take the best pictures of kids.

Cindy said...

I've always loved that story of God creating mothers. And your pictures... almost every one has a funny, fun face! Great pictures!

Mari said...

I love that story, and your photos too. You have such a wonderful family!

photowannabe said...

Oh Becky, these are beautiful and that poem never grows old.
You are a master at capturing faces that tell a story.

Skeller said...

Life on the farm looks so sooooo good. And I love Erma Bombeck. Happy weekend, Becky!

Tracy P. said...

Love her with all her youngins! My favorite might be the girls laughing their heads off inside the garage door. Simple and oh so good! <3

Anita Johnson said...

overwhelming love indeed! Beautiful photos!

likeschocolate said...

Love these simple moments!