Monday, January 7, 2008

I'm Reminding YOU!

One Flaw In Woman
By the time the Lord made woman,
He was into his sixth day of working overtime.
An angel appeared and said,
'Why are you spending so much time on this one?'
And the Lord answered, 'Have you seen my spec sheet on her?
She has to be completely washable, but not plastic,
have over 200 movable parts, all replaceable
and able to run on diet coke and leftovers,
have a lap that can hold four children at one time,
have a kiss that can cure anything from a scraped knee to a broken heart
-and she will do everything
with only two hands.'
The angel was astounded at the requirements.
'Only two hands!? No way!
And that's just on the standard model?
That's too much work for one day.
Wait until tomorrow to finish.'
But I won't,' the Lord protested.
'I am so close to finishing this creation that is so close to my own heart.
She already heals herself when she is sick
AND can work 18 hour days.'
The angel moved closer and touched the woman.
'But you have made her so soft, Lord.'
'She is soft,' the Lord agreed,
'but I have also made her tough.
You have no idea what she can endure or accomplish.'

'Will she be able to think?', asked the angel.
The Lord replied,
'Not only will she be able to think,
she will be able to reason and negotiate.'
The angel then noticed something,
and reaching out, touched the woman's cheek.
'Oops, it looks like you have a leak in this model.
I told you that you were trying to put too much into this one.'
'That's not a leak,'
the Lord corrected,
'that's a tear!'
'What's the tear for?' the angel asked.
The Lord said, 'The tear is her way of expressing her joy,
her sorrow, her pain, her disappointment, her love,
her loneliness, her grief and her pride.'
The angel was impressed.
'You are a genius, Lord.
You thought of everything!
Woman is truly amazing.'

And she is!
Women have strengths that amaze men.
They bear hardships and they carry burdens,
but they hold happiness,
love and joy.
They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they are happy
and laugh when they are nervous.
They fight for what they believe in.
They stand up to injustice.
They don't take 'no' for an answer
when they believe there is a better solution.
They go without so their family can have.
They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.
They love unconditionally.
They cry when their children excel
and cheer when their friends get awards.
They are happy when they hear about
a birth or a wedding.
Their hearts break when a friend dies.
They grieve at the loss of a family member,
yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left.
They know that a hug and a kiss
can heal a broken heart.
Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you
to show how much they care about you.
The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning.
They bring joy, hope and love.
They have compassion and ideals.
They give moral support to their family and friends.
Women have vital things to say and everything to give.

PLEASE pass this along to all your women friends and relatives
to remind them just how amazing they are.


Lori J said...

I always like reading this. It is a great reminder to us all that we should not forget that we are of worth. :0)

Lesa said...

Thanks for sharing this today! I really needed to hear it. Yesterday my husband came home from church and said that the Bishop wanted me to change the bulletin which I have been working so hard to perfect. I felt like such a failure and just sat and cried. The people that have done it ahead of me used the same pictures over and over until I was so sick of seeing the same stuff all the time! I found some incredible new stuff and have spent a bundle of money slowly buying new stuff. Then he wants me to change it. It really hurt. Sigh....... I needed to know today that I am of worth and that just because I try to be different doesn't mean I am of any less value! Thank you! Hugs!

Deborah said...

Thank you for sharing this great poem (?) with us! I will pass it on for sure! Have a great day! Deb

Velta said...

This was just too cool!! All women should get a chance to read this and so I shall share with my friends. Please come by and visit as I have news to share :)

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

This is awesome! TFS

mandijwaters said...

This is great. I will repost it on my blog so that others can read it.


Vanna B said...

I love this! What a great reminder on how amazing we really are...!

Laurie Unger said...

Thanks for reminding me what I'm worth!

Lori J said...

I have awarded you with the YOU MAKE MY DAY AWARD. Come and pick it up.


Hola!!! Beautiful Blog!!! i like your cards! and ypur words, cute! Kisses from México!

Aimee said...

What a great poem.. thank you fo r sharing it with everyone...

RockyMountainStamper said...

Thanks for sharing this!!! It's so true, isn't it? We do SO much but are SO hard on ourselves.

So glad we have the sistahood to help us remember what we're worth, too!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!