Nember 13, 2000
Daughter wishes to pay tribute to her mother who works in Woodinville
A little boy asked his mother "Why are you crying?"
"Just because", she told him.
"I don't understand," he said. His mum 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 got on the phone, the man said,
"God, why do women cry so easily?"
God said ...
"When I made women 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 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 ...
"This same sensitivity helps her make a child's boo-boo feel better and share in her teenager's anxieties and fears ...
"And finally, I gave her a tear to shed ...
"This is hers exclusively to use whenever it is needed.
"The beauty of a woman is not held only in her appearance, my child.
"The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides."
We love you so much! Happy, Happy Birthday Mom.
Barbara L. Burk, via e-mail