Why God Made Moms

May 12, 2017
Everlasting Bonds

To the woman God said, “I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children" --- Genesis 3:16

And so, from the Garden of Eden, the stage was set for women to bear children. It was decreed for the process to be painful. What I find strange was there was no command for the mother to love her child. And yet mothers naturally start a bond that lasts their whole life. Why is that?

May I suggest it's because of the wonder ... the miracle of life? After 9 months of waiting, after the excruciating labor how can anyone resist the gift of a little person (a helpless one at that) who may one day look like you, think and act like you? Pretty sneaky of God to do that, huh? How many mothers among you, counted the little toes and fingers, caressed the soft brand new skin and sniffed the sparse hair of your new born babe? You had to check those body parts and make sure you got the whole package, right? That's what I call love at first sight!

Of course there are other moms who received their "gift" in different circumstances ... they're all good. All precious. In most cases an inexplicable bond was made between mother and child --- a bond so strong that it wakes moms up in the middle of the night to feed the child. A bond that produces silent distress signals when the child hurts itself. A bond that worries moms to death when the kid goes camping. A bond that produces sleepless nights when the teenager forgets to call. A bond that pushes the mom to strive for a better career for the child to enjoy a better life. A bond that creates difficulty letting go when the child gets married. A bond so powerful and mysterious that the child only fully realizes exists only after their mom passes away. I know this because my mom still visits my thoughts and my dreams even though she has moved on from this earthly life.

Oh, the heavy responsibility of being a mom. It's a lifetime commitment. Joy mixed with Biblical pain from birth to death. So to all you Super Moms out there, thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

We know you didn't have to ... but you did! You loved us. You weren't perfect but hey, you did your best. And that's pretty darn good!

Happy Mother's Day!

TGIF people! Give your mom a TGIF hug from me.

Why God Made Moms
Contributed by Naomi of North Hollywood, CA

The following answers were given by second graders. Moms, this one's for you!

Why did God make mothers?
1. She's the only one who knows where the scotch tape is.
2. Mostly to clean the house.
3. To help us out of there when we were getting born.

How did God make mothers?
1. He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.
2. Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring.
3. God made my mom just the same like he made me. He just used bigger parts.

What ingredients are mothers made of?
1. God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean.
2. They had to get their start from men's bones. Then they mostly use string, I think

Why did God give you your mother and not some other mom?
1. We're related.
2. God knew she likes me a lot more than other people's mom like me.

What kind of a little girl was your mom?
1. My mom has always been my mom and none of that other stuff.
2. I don't know because I wasn't there, but my guess would be pretty bossy.

3. They say she used to be nice.

What did mom need to know about dad before she married him?
1. His last name.
2. She had to know his background. Like is he a crook? Does he get drunk on beer

3. Does he make at least $800 a year? Did he say NO to drugs and YES to chores? (Practical kid here!)

Why did your mom marry your dad?
1. My dad makes the best spaghetti in the world. And my mom eats a lot.
2. She got too old to do anything else with him.
3. My grandma says that mom didn't have her thinking cap on.

Who's the boss at your house?
1. Mom doesn't want to be boss, but she has to because dad's such a goof ball.
2. Mom. You can tell by room inspection. She sees the stuff under the bed.
3. I guess mom is, but only because she has a lot more to do than dad.

What's the difference between moms and dads?
1. Moms work at work and work at home and dads just go to work at work.
2. Moms know how to talk to teachers without scaring them.
3. Dads are taller and stronger, but moms have all the real power cause that's who you got to ask if you want to sleep over at your friends.

4. Moms have magic, they make you feel better without medicine.

What does your mom do in her spare time?
1. Mothers don't do spare time.
2. To hear her tell it, she pays bills all day long.

What would it take to make your mom perfect?
1. On the inside she's already perfect. Outside, I think some kind of plastic surgery.
2. Diet. You know, her hair. I'd diet, maybe blue

If you could change one thing about your mom, what would it be?
1. She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean. I'd get rid of that.

2. I'd make my mom smarter. Then she would know it was my sister who did it not me.
3. I would like for her to get rid of those invisible eyes on the back of her head.

TGIF Videos

Michael Davis Juggler and Comedian
Sent by Tom of Pasadena, CA

I must have shared this a few times already but if you're like me, I had to watch it till the end. It's that good.

Sent by Terry of Santa Monica, CA

There's something about a hug. It's a natural expression of affection and it transcends animal species. The variety is quite remarkable.

Kid Magician
Sent by Tom of Pasadena, CA

I wonder if this kid just has awesome parents who crafted her act or she really made the show on her own.
Either way, this was pretty amusing.

Parting Shot
Thanks to Charlie of New Jersey

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