Thursday, December 27, 2012

When God created Mothers ...

When the Good Lord was creating mothers, He was into His sixth day of "overtime" when the angel appeared and said. "You're doing a lot of fiddling around on this one." 

And God said, "Have you read the specs on this order?" She has to be completely washable, but not plastic. Have 180 moveable parts...all replaceable. Run on black coffee and leftovers. Have a lap that disappears when she stands up. A kiss that can cure anything from a broken leg to a disappointed love affair. And six pairs of hands." 

The angel shook her head slowly and said. "Six pairs of hands.... no way." 

"It's not the hands that are causing me problems," God remarked, "it's the three pairs of eyes that mothers have to have." 

That's on the standard model?" asked the angel. God nodded. 

"One pair that sees through closed doors when she asks, 'What are you kids doing in there?' when she already knows. Another here in the back of her head that sees what she shouldn't but what she has to know, and of course the ones here in front that can look at a child when he goofs up and say. 'I understand and I love you' without so much as uttering a word." 

God," said the angel touching his sleeve gently, "Get some rest tomorrow...." 

I can't," said God, "I'm so close to creating something so close to myself. Already I have one who heals herself when she is sick...can feed a family of six on one pound of hamburger...and can get a nine year old to stand under a shower." 

The angel circled the model of a mother very slowly. "It's too soft," she sighed. 

But tough!" said God excitedly. "You can imagine what this mother can do or endure." 

Can it think?" 

Not only can it think, but it can reason and compromise," said the Creator. 

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger 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?" 

It's for joy, sadness, disappointment, pain, loneliness, and pride." 

You are a genius, " said the angel. 

Somberly, God said, "I didn't put it there.” 

Many of you must have read this before...
...well the more I read this... 
the more love and respect I have for my mom !

Years come and go...
everything changes but 
...soft at heart and with a spine of steel...
a mother remains the same...
always :)

My mom made these for me...

and these...

 ...warm and cozy...
aren't they ?
I just wonder sometimes
in how many different ways
can we,mothers, show our love :)

I am proud of my mom and every mom
...and I know you too have the same kind of feeling !!

With all the gratitude in my heart...
its time to say bye bye to 2012
and welcome 2013...
...with a strong hope in my eyes
it will bring joy to every little heart :)


Sharing with all my friends at PPF


  1. This is so beautiful...and perfect for these past two or three weeks with me spending a very different kind of time with my verysick Mother in the hospital. Thank you for this today! And, your handmade knitted socks From yourown Mother, are amazing!

  2. Very beautiful painting and a lovely post!!! Haven't read it before thanks for sharing. My mom also knitted a pair of socks for me and I knitted some for my son. Whenever I wear those socks I feel warmth of her love and affection.

  3. oh what a lovely piece and the words are perfect....I love the knitting too!!! Hope you had a wonderful Holiday!!!

  4. This is so beautiful. Your gorgeous painting and also your text - your wise musings. Some of us don't have our mothers any longer and regret we can't say one more I love you.

  5. Lovely art lovely sentiment! Happy for you for your mom-daughter connection!

  6. Beautiful painting and text, I never read it before! Love your mother's knitting, too! HPPF!

  7. I just adore the painting and the quote, what a fab end of year post.Have a happy and very arty 2013.

  8. Thanks for sharing this it was wonderful to read happy new year and PPF!

  9. What a warm and tender way to start my day! Happy PPF!

  10. Yes, I have heard the poem before, but it is so striking with your picture. Thank you so much for the beautiful art and the reminder of what we are. . . Blessings, Janet PPF

  11. Love this story and your beautiful painting . And of cours your mothers socks too. Happy new year to you and your family <3

  12. Wonderful art and post!
    Happy PPF and Happy New Year!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  13. Your painting is very lovely - I love that story by Erma Bombeck. She was a wise and very funny woman. My mom died in October and I have been spending a lot of time thinking about all she gave. Some wonderful things include a tender heart and a love of creating. As all mothers and daughters - we drove each other crazy at times - but I miss her very much. Except for God - no one will ever love you as much as a mom.

  14. Your painting is so beautiful, I love all the colors and symbols. Wonderful post! Happy PPF and Happy New Year!

  15. what a truly beautiful painting full of wonderful symbolism! Thank you for sharing the story. Oh those slippers and booties look very warm indeed-it is SO cold here and now we're supposed to get snow tomorrow. Happy PPF and a very happy 2013!
    PS-thank you for your lovely comment on my blog :)

  16. Such lovely words and art, touching! Best wishes to you too for 2013!

  17. What a beautiful post in every way. Thank you :)

  18. Beautiful painting. I love all those detail shots - it kept me wondering how it was all going to come together. So lovely. Mothers are so strong, thankfully. I know mine is - she is my rock. Happy PPF and a very happy new year to you.

  19. Your painting is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it and the poem together. I loved them both. Happy PPF and Happy New Year!

  20. Beautiful art work and wonderful needlework ~ ^_^

    Happy New Year to You ~ A Creative Harbor aka ~ ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^

  21. Beautiful...loving and gorgeous Happy PPF

  22. Your Art is stunning!! I loved the story. It was the first time I had ever heard it. Thanks for sharing.. Happy PPF

  23. Love this piece of art. It is fantastic. Thanks for sharing the story. I never heard it before and I really loved reading it.

  24. What an amazing tale. So beautiful and powerful. Loving the art!!!!

  25. Beautiful story and gorgeously illustrated!


    HAPPY 2013!

  27. Lol! My mom wanted to make socks for me as well but I hate wearing them. I got chocolate instead. Works for me. :) Great art! Happy New Year!

  28. So beautiful - love the lotus flowers caressing her face. And those socks - I just want to put my feet in them right now!! Thanks for joining Fall Fearless & Fly!

  29. Hi Ritu, Thanks for being a great friend! So lovely seeing the loving gifts made by your mother! Mothers are indeed angels and after having lost my mom to cancer in 2010, I have been missing her every second. It was good reading your post...hugs to your Mom!

  30. Your painting is truly a magnificent tribute to motherhood. Based on the beautiful booties your mother made for you, I can where your creativity came from. Happy New Year, Ritu.

  31. A beautiful painting and very beautiful words too......

    I love your sweet baby booties :)

    Karen x

  32. Ritu, Iam so late to this post, but it made me smile and drop a tear as well, so just wanted to say thanks for sharing and interpreting it with your beautiful art!

  33. its ur work Ritu, I am your new follower...:)