Sunday, November 11, 2007

Why Women Cry?

A dear friend sent this to me and I thought I would share it with you. You care deeply for your children and God gave us that gift. Enjoy.

A little boy asked his mother, "Why are you crying?" "Because I'm a woman," she told him."I don't understand," he said. His Mom just hugged him and said, "And you never will."Later the little boy asked his father, "Why does mother seem to cry for no reason?""All women cry for no reason," was all his dad could say.The little boy grew up and became a man, still wondering why women cry.Finally he asked God. He said, "God, why do women cry so easily?"God said:" When I made the woman she had to be special.I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world, yet gentle enough to give comfort.I gave her an inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times comes from her children.I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going when everyone else gives up, and take care of her family through sickness and fatigue without complaining.I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances, even when her child has hurt her very badly.I gave her strength to carry her husband through his faults and fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart.I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly.And finally, I gave her a tear to shed. This is hers exclusively to use whenever it is needed.""You see my son," said God, "the beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart - the place where love resides."


Anonymous said...

I enjoyed this. I find this so very validating for me since I cry often and for no reason at times. Oddly enough when I was growing up, I thought crying was a sign of weakness since I never actually witnessed my mother ever crying. When I would cry as a girl, she would ask me why was I crying which the statement in itself is reasonable, but it was the way she would say it that always made me feel worse when I cried. After becoming a Christian, the Holy Spirit revealed to me that indeed my mother did cry, but not in my presence. Now I don't mind crying and in fact I feel better now after what I call a 'good ole cry'. What fascinated me the most was after becoming a Christian I would start crying anytime the anointing would manifest in my presence; and my fellow church members would ask me why was I crying. This time around, I felt empowered and joyful rather than weak and saddened. Truly our strenght is in our eyes which allow people to see our hearts.
Jennife F.

Coach Kimberly said...


I couldn't agree with you more. The closer I walk with Christ the more apt I am to cry. Cry in joy for his blessings, cry for how he works in people's lives, cry over my sin. Crying is a good thing.
Thanks for sharing.