My husband just sent me a plac with this on there. I thought I would share it with all of you out there too!
The Good Lord was creating a model for military wives and was in his sixth day of overtime.
An Angel appeared. She said, "Lord you seem to be having a lot of trouble with this one. What is wrong with the standard model?"
The Lord replied, "Have you seen the specs on this order? She has to be completely independent, possess the qualities of both mother and father, be a perfect hostess for four to forty with an hour notice, run on black coffee, handle every emergency imaginable without a manual, be able to carry on cheerfully, even if she is pregnant or has the flu, and she must have six pairs of hands."
The Angel shook her head. "Six pairs of hands? No way!" The Lord continued...
"Don't worry, we will make other military wives to help her. And we will give her an unusually strong heart so that it can swell with pride in her husband's achievements, sustain the pain of seperation, beat soundly when it is overworked and tired, and be large enough to say 'I understand' when she doesn't and 'I Love You' regardless."
"Lord," said the Angel, touching his arm gently, "Go to bed and get some rest. You can finish this tomorrow."
"I can't stop now," said the Lord. "I am close to creating something unique. Already this model heals herself when she is sick, can put up six unexpected guests for the weekend, wave goodbye to her husband form a pier, a runway or a depot and understand why it's important for him to leave."
The Angel circled the model of the Military Wife, looked at it closely and sighed. "It looks fine, but it's too soft."
"She may be soft," replied the Lord, "but she has the strength of a lion. You would not believe what she can endure."
"There's a leak," she announced. "Something is wrong with the construction. I'm not surprised it has cracked. You are trying to put too much into this model."
The Lord appeared offended at the angel's lack of confidence. "What you see is not a leak," he said. "It's a tear."
"A tear? What is it there for?" Asked the Angel.
The Lord replied, "It's for joy, sadness, pain, disappointment, loneliness, pride, and dedication to all the values that she and her husband hold dear."
"Your a genius!" exclaimed the Angel.
The Lord looked puzzled and replied, "I didn't put it there."