Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Amazing Women

"Life isn’t about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.”
.....Author Unknown

The One Flaw In Women 
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 


This is just to thank the amazing women in my life who have helped me in ways they'll never know.

Peace and hugs.


buffalodickdy said...

I'm glad there are women too... Nicely written..

Matt-Man said...

Nice tribute Odat. Cheers!!

Say It said...

nicely said. excuse me while I wipe my tear.

Sandy & Dick said...

Women are pretty amazing creatures, and I am blessed to have so many good ones in my life!


Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Beautiful honey, beautiful. I haven't forgot my worth. Have a great day. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

No arguements from me. Women are amazing - tough but soft.

On a limb with Claudia said...

Thanks Odat! I needed that.

Anndi said...

You're one of those women dear...


Sassy Mama Bear said...

reminder much needed by us all, you and I included, right?

Akelamalu said...

I have seen this before but it's good to remind ourselves what we're about isn't it?

the walking man said...

Just thought I'd take a walk through because I have been reading a few of your responses here and there.

It would seem that your post drew me from the universal consciousness eh?

All of it is so nicely true about the gender. Where would any good man be without a women to actually steer the personal ship of state? Why in dry dock waiting of course.

Peace back atcha.


Julie said...

Very nice....yup...very nice.

Dianne said...

that's an amazing image

and you are one of those amazing women

Michael C said...

Wow, I think you just wrote my mother's day card for me.

I'm kidding, of course...

katherine. said...

this is perfect...thanks

Patti said...

this is beautiful, Odat. I may send it to a friend or two.

Christy said...

This has me all choked up. I'm printing it and send it to my momma.