I truly do believe that in life, there are no accidents; that everything that happens does so for a reason. Today, I received another affirmation for my belief. A friend of mine passed this along to me today, of all days, and its message really hit home to me, and made me feel better about all I've been through over the past week or so.
I hope its message moves you, too.
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 replied, "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 answered, the young man asked, "God, why do women cry so easily?" God said, "When I made the woman, 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 her children will sometimes give her."
" I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going when everyone else gives up, and to take care of her family through sickness and fatigue without complaining. I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances, even when her child has hurt her very badly."
"I gave her strength to carry her husband through his faults, and fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart. (I LOVED this!) 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 very special tear to shed. This is hers exclusively to use whenever it is needed. That tear holds more then men could understand. If a man were to shed her tear, it would look enormous. "
"For a woman's tear is full of unconditional love, power, sacrifice, beauty, pain and compassion. All ten fold of what a Man is able to feel. And that my Son is, why I made her as close to being Supernatural. She is my gift to the world, and an Angel on Earth. 'Love her and praise her for there will be no other here on Earth that will love you like I do than your Mother.
''You see my son," said God, "The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart - the place where love resides."