Tuesday, May 7, 2013

...so God made a mother.

And with a futuristic mind and an eye that sees into eternity God made a mother. He knew he'd need someone for each little child to be held by, arms to be cradled in, a shoulder to cry on and tears to be shed by occasionally, so God made a mother. He knew she'd have to be someone with the softest heart yet the strongest will. A lady of  virtue like Proverbs talks about. She'd have to be though enough to go for days with little sleep but help to count sheep so that each of her babies got the rest they needed, so God made a mother. She'd have to be well versed in lullabies, have a deep appreciation for big blue skies and have an active imagination so that picnics, forts and made up games just come as a natural, so God made a mother. He knew he'd need someone who wasn't above cleaning soiled clothes, dirty sheets, and tiny food particles ground into the carpet, so God made a mother. She'd have to be someone with a great sense of humor so that she'd appreciate the wittiest response from her little tykes and jokes they made up on the spot. She'd have to have a sixth sense that simply finds everything, organizes the important things and is always ready for a drastic change of plans, so God made a mother. Selflessness and humility would have to be two of her greatest virtues. She'd have to be the kind of lady who could turn an empty fridge but a few pantry ingredients into a meal fit for a king just in case Grandpa and Grandma from Dad's side show up. Fancy clothes wouldn't be for her but her kids would always look their best and when important occasions arose she'd always be in perfect dress. She'd have to be able to handle harsh words from adolescence but put her foot down to teach good lessons, so God made a mother. God knew she'd need to be someone her babies could call home to cry to when college was wearing them thin and she'd have to hold herself back from going and rescuing them, so God made a mother. He knew she'd have to be someone of the highest morale so that the children God lent her could learn beginning at day one in order that each of them be engraved with the deepest appreciation for God and for the Christian heritage they were given, so God made a mother.
- Trinity Lewis

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