When God Created a
Contributed by: Louis
When the good Lord was
creating wives, He was into his sixth day of
overtime. An angel appeared and said, "You're having
a lot of trouble with this one, "What's wrong with
the standard model?"
And the Lord replied, "Have
you seen the specs on this order? She has to be
completely independent, but must be called a
dependent and must be sponsored to get on base. She
must have the qualities of both mother and father
during deployment, be a perfect hostess to 4 or 40,
run on black coffee, handle emergencies without an
appropriate manual, be able to handle flu,
birthdays, and move around the world, have a kiss
that cures anything from a child's torn Valentine to
a husband's weary day, have the patience of a saint
when waiting for the squadron to come home, and have
six pairs of hands."
The angel shook her head
slowly and said, "Six pairs of hands! No Way!"
And the Lord answered, "Don't
worry, we'll make other military spouses to help.
Besides it's not the hands that are causing the
problem, it's the heart. It must swell with pride in
her husband, sustain the aches of separations, beat
on soundly when it's too tired to do so, and be
large enough to say 'I understand' when she doesn't,
and say 'I love you' regardless."
"Lord", said the angel,
touching his sleeve gently. "Go to bed, you can
finish that tomorrow."
"I can't," said the Lord. "I'm
so close to creating something unique. Already I
have one who heals herself when she's sick, can feed
three unexpected guests who are stuck due to bad
weather, and can wave goodbye to her husband from a
runway and understand it is important to his country
that he leaves."
The angel circled the model of
the military spouse very slowly. "It's too soft,"
"But tough," said the Lord
excitedly. "You cannot imagine what this woman can
do or endure."
"Can it think?"
"Can it think! It can convert
1400 to 2:00PM."
Finally the angel bent over
and ran her fingers across the cheek. "There's a
leak," she pronounced.
"I told you that you were
trying to put too much into this model."
"It's not a leak," said
the Lord. "It's a tear."
"What's it for?" asked the
"Its for joy, sadness,
pain, disappointment, loneliness and pride!"
"You are a genius," said
The Lord looked somber and
replied "I didn't put it there."