good Lord was creating Navy wives He was into his sixth day of overtime
and an angel appeared and said, "You're having a lot of trouble with this
one. What's wrong with the standard model?" And the Lord said, "Have you
read the specs on this order? She has to:
independent, but must be sponsored to be on base,
the qualities of both father and mother during cruise,
to handle flu and move all her worldly possessions,
a kiss that can cure anything from a child's broken valentine to a husband's
the patience of a saint when waiting for the ship to come home,
six pair of hands."
shook her head slowly and said, "Six pair of hands..no way."
Lord said, "Don't worry, we'll make other military wives to help. Besides,
it's not the hands that are causing the problem. It's the heart that must
swell with pride in her husband, sustain the ache of separation, beat on
soundly when it's too tired to do so, and large enough to understand when
she doesn't, and say "I love you", regardless."
said the angel, touching His sleeve gently, "come to bed. Tomorrow..."
said the Lord. "I'm too close to creating something unique. Already I have
one that heals herself when she's sick, can feed three house guests stuck
in the area because of bad weather, and can wave good-bye to her husband
from a pier or runway and understand that it's important to the country
that he leaves."
circled the model of the Navy wife very slowly: "It's too soft", she signed.
tough," said the Lord excitedly: "You can't imagine what this woman can
do or endure."
it think?" asked the angel.
it think! It can convert 1400 to 2 p.m.!"
the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek.
a leak," she pronounced. "I told you, You were trying to put too much into
not a leak," said the Lord. "It's a tear."
for joy, sadness, disappointment, pain, loneliness, and pride."
a genius!" cried the angel.
looked somber and said, "I didn't put it there"