“Why are you crying?” he 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 sometimes?”
“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?”
“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
I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances,
even when her child has hurt them very badly…
This same sensitivity helps her to make a child’s boo-boo feel better
and shares in their teenagers anxieties and
I gave her strength to carry her husband through his faults
and fashioned her from his rib to protect his 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…
It’s a tear for mankind… “