Thursday, June 30, 2011


Hello to another Thankful Thursday!  Today, I want to share with you the one flaw that we women have.  Some time ago I received this article in an email and I have kept it knowing that it would be something I could share in the future.  So, I would like you to read this with a quiet it all the way to the end...and then take a moment to reflect on just how much YOU are your spouse, your family, your friends, your church, and more importantly...reflect on how important you are to God.

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.

Sweet sister...never, ever forget you are a shining star, created by the Almighty for His purpose.  Take some time to enjoy YOU.  Have a Thankful Thursday today. 

God bless,


  1. That was soo good!! Thank you for sharing it on my linky party. Have a great day!

  2. LOVE this post! I've heard this story before and love it. We all need that reminder from time to time that we are special simply because the Lord made us. Thank you for the reminder.

  3. Yes, God made us special. How awesome, the reminder you gave the women today. Thanks and blessings to you, Debi. Love you and I am so glad God gave you to us.

  4. Beautiful post, what a great reminder to women that they are special and valuable. I often forget my worth and this post going to be something worth keeping.

    Blessings to you Debi.

  5. I have read the poem but I love the addictions of a woman's worth. Thank you for this reminder...


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