INTRODUCTION: Mothers are teachers. Mothers are disciplinarians. Mothers are cleaning ladies. Some mothers are gardeners & mowers of lawns. And most mothers understand that baking cookies is more important than washing windows, too.
Mothers are nurses & doctors & psychologists & counselors & chauffeurs & coaches. Mothers are developers of personalities, molders of vocabularies, & shapers of attitudes. Mothers are soft voices saying, "I love you." And mothers are a link to God, a child’s first impression of God’s love.
Mothers are all of these things & much, much more.
ILL. One of my favorite columns by Erma Bombeck tells of God in the act of creating mothers. She says that on the day God created mothers He had already worked long overtime. And an angel said to Him, "Lord, you sure are spending a lot of time on this one."
And then as the story unfolds we see a long list of attributes given to her:
She is supposed to be completely washable, but not plastic.
She is to have 180 moving parts, all of them replaceable.
She is to have a kiss that will heal everything from a broken leg to a broken heart.
She is to have a lap that will disappear whenever she stands up.
She is to be able to function on black coffee & leftovers.
And she is supposed to have six pairs of hands."
She is supposed to have three pair of eyes…
**One pair that sees through closed doors so that whenever she says, `What are you kids doing in there?’ she already knows what they’re doing in there."
**She has another pair in the back of her head to see all the things she is not supposed to
see but must see.
**And then she has one pair right in front that can look at a child that just goofed &
communicate love & understanding without saying a word."
A model who can heal herself when she is sick –
who can feed a family of six with one pound of hamburger –
& who can persuade a nine year old to take a shower."
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