Posted by Ronan Scully in Features.

Mother’s Day is a great reason to honour your mother and express gratitude for all the hugs, cuddles, kisses and lullabies she has given you over the years. Mother’s Day is the perfect time to let your mother know that no one loves her more than her own children. It’s a time to be grateful.

So this weekend, get your entire family together if you can and treat your Mom like a queen. Pamper your mother for all that she has done for you over the years. You can never repay the debts, but you can let her know that you love and appreciate her.

When God created mothers

God was into His sixth day of overtime when he created mothers. An angel appeared and said: “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.” God said. “Have you read the specs on this order? She has to be completely washable, but not plastic. Have 180 movable 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 or she 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!” “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 hamburgers, and can get a four 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?” asked the angel. “Not only can it think, but it can reason and compromise,” said God.

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?” asked the angel.

“It’s for joy, love, kindness, sadness, empathy, disappointment, pain, loneliness, and pride,” said God. “You are a genius,” said the angel. “I didn’t put it there,” God said somberly.

Thought for the week

As your thought for the week, let your mother know how much you love her, not just for Mother’s Day but for all times.