By the time the Lord made the woman He was into his sixth day of creation and working overtime. An angel approached and said, “Why are You spending so much time on this creature?” And the Lord answered and said, “I am making a woman who is to become the mother of all mankind. So she should have some special features:

  • Six pairs of hands, five of them invisible.
  • Three pairs of eyes, one visible pair in the front, the second and the third invisible pairs at the back and at the sides of her head.
  • A large and elastic heart
  • A lap that can hold three children at one time and that disappears when she stands up.

The angel said, “I can guess why a mom should have six pairs of hands and a large heart, but why three pairs of eyes?

God said, “One pair of invisible x-ray eyes at the sides to see through closed doors when she knocks at the door asks, “What are you kids doing?” And she already knows what is going on inside. The second invisible pair at the back of her head is to see what she is not supposed to see but has to see as a responsible mother. And of course, the third pair of normal eyes in the front is to look at a child when he makes a mistake and say without uttering a word, “Dear, I understand you, I love you.”

“Any other specifications?” the angel asked. God said, “She should be able to run on black coffee and leftovers. She should have a kiss that can cure anything from a bruised leg to a broken heart from a disappointing love affair. She should be able to heal herself when she is sick. She should feed a family of six on one pound of hamburger, and finally she should have eyes that shed tears of joy and pride, tears of sadness, tears of disappointment and tears of old age aches and loneliness.”

The Angel was impressed. “You are a genius, Lord! This woman is amazing.” — Is this not the picture of your mom?