When The LORD Created
When the Good LORD was creating
Fathers, he started
with a tall frame.
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 the Father up so high?
He won't be able
to shoot marbles without kneeling,
a child in bed without bending,
or even kiss
a child without stooping?"
GOD smiled and
said, "Yes, but if I make him
child size, who
would children have to look up to?"
When GOD made the Father's
hands, they were large.
The angel shook her
head and said, "Large hands
diaper pins, small buttons,
rubber bands on
pony tails, or even remove splinters
from baseball bats."
Again GOD smiled
"I know, but they're large enough
to hold everything a small boy empties
his pockets, yet small enough to cup a child's
face in them."
Then GOD molded long slim legs
and broad shoulders,
"Do you realize you just
made a Father without a lap?"
GOD said, "A Mother needs a lap. A
Father needs strong shoulders
to pull a sled,
to balance a boy on a bicycle, or to hold a
on the way home from the
When GOD was in the middle
of creating the biggest feet
anyone had ever
seen, the angel could not contain herself any
"That's not fair. Do you honestly
think those feet are going to get out of
early in the morning when the baby cries,
or walk through a birthday party
crushing one or two of the guest?"
smiled and said, "They will work. You will
They will support a small child who
wants to ride to Branbury Cross
or scare mice
away from a summer cabin,
or display shoes
that will be a challenge to fill."
throughout the night, giving the Father few
but a firm authoritative voice; eyes
that see everything,
but remain calm and
tolerant. Finally, almost as an after
He added tears.
The he turned to
the angel and said,
"Now are you
satisfied he can love as much as a Mother
The angel said nothing more.