I came across the following poem a few months ago. Since Mother's Day is fast approaching, I wanted to share...
Why Do Women Cry?
Why are you crying?" a young boy asked his Mom.
"Because I'm a woman" she told him.
"I don't understand," he said.
His Mom just hugged him and said, "And you never will."
Later the little boy asked his father, "Why does mother seem to cry for no reason?"
"All women cry for no reason" was all his dad could say.
The little boy grew up and became a man, still wondering why women cry.
Finally he put in a call to God; when God answered the phone, the man said,"God, why do women cry so easily?"
"When I made woman, I decided she had to be special.
I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world; yet gentle enough to give comfort.
I gave her an inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times comes from her children.
I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going when everyone else gives up and to take care of her family through sickness and fatigue without complaining.
I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances, even when her child has hurt her very badly.
I gave her power to make a child's boo-boo feel better and to quell a teenager's anxieties and fears.
I gave her strength to carry her husband through his faults and I fashioned her from his rib to protect her heart.
I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly.
I gave her a tear to shed, it's hers exclusively to use whenever it is needed. It's her only weakness."