When God Created Mothers.

While trying to get rid of some old papers , I  happened  to run into this beautiful ‘ essay’ on motherhood.

The  author is unknown.  Since Mother’s Day is upon us,  I  would like to share  this essay with all of you, in honor of our mothers living and deceased.


When the Lord was creating mothers, he was in the sixth day of overtime  when an angel said, ” You are doing  a lot of fiddling around in this one.” And the Lord said, “Have you read the specd  on this order ? She has to be completely  washable, but not plastic…have 180 movable parts,  all replaceable….run on black coffee  and  leftovers….have a lap that disappear 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 pair of hands ? No way”.  “It’s not the hands that are causing me problems, “said the Lord.  “It’s the three pairs of eyes that mothers have to have.”  “That’s on the standard model ?” asked the angel.

The Lord nodded.  “one pair that sees through  closed doors when she asks, “What are you kids doing in there?” when she already knows.  Another in the back of her head that sees what she  shouldn’t  but what she has to know.  And of course, the ones in the 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.”

“Lord,” said the angel touching  his sleeve  gently, ” Go to bed. Tomorrow is another …..”

” I can’t, said the lord, ” I am so close now. 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 stand under a shower.”  The angel circled the model  of a mother very slowly. “It’s too soft, ”  she sighed.  ” But tough !  said the Lord excitedly. ” You can’t imagine what this mother can do or endure.” ” Not only thinks, but it can reason and compromise, ” said the Creator.  Finally the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek. ” There is a leak. There is a leak ” she pronounced.

” 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. The Lord looked somber, ” I did not put it there.”

—Author  Unknown—


Fr. David, op



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