A little boy asked his mother, 'Why are you crying?'
'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 got on the
phone, he asked, 'God, why do women cry so easily?'
'When I made the woman she had to be special.'
'I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of
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 th e sensitivity to love her children under any
and all circumstances, even when her child has hurt her
'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.'
'And finally, I gave her a tear to shed.' 'This is hers
exclusively to use whenever it is needed.'
'That tear holds more then men could understand.' 'If a
man was to shed her tear it would