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When God created fathers
When the good Lord was creating
Fathers he started with a tall frame. And a female angel nearby said, "What
kind of Father is that? If you're going to make children so close to the
ground, why have you put fathers up so high? He won't be able to shoot
marbles without kneeling, tuck a child in bed without bending, or even
kiss a child without a lot of stooping."
And when God made a Father's
hands, they were large and sinewy. And the angel shook her head sadly
and said, "Do you know what you're doing? Large hands are clumsy.
They can't manage diaper pins, small buttons, rubber
bands on pony tails or even remove splinters caused by baseball
And then God moulded long,
slim legs and broad shoulders. And the angel nearly had a heart attack.
"Boy, this is the end of the week, all right," she clucked. "Do you realize
you just made a Father without a lap? How is he going to pull a child close
to him without the kid falling between his legs?"
God was in the middle of creating
two of the largest feet anyone had every seen when the angel could contain
herself no longer. "That's not fair. Do you honestly think those
large boats are going to dig out of bed early in the morning when the baby
cries? Or walk through a small birthday party without crushing at
least three of the guests?"
God worked throughout the
night, giving the Father few words, but a firm authoritative voice; eyes
that saw everything, but remained calm and tolerant. Finally, almost
as an afterthought, he added tears. Then he turned to the angel and said,
"Now, are you satisfied that he can love as much as a Mother?"
"Children's children are the crown of old men, and the glory of children is their father." (Proverbs 17:7).
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