Why mothers cry.

Why Mothers Cry

“Why are you crying?” he asked his mom.
“Because I’m a Mother,” she told him.
“I don’t understand,” he said.
His mom just hugged him and said, “You never will..”
Later the little boy asked his Father why Mother seemed to cry for no reason.
“All Mothers cry for no reason,” was all his dad could say.
The little boy grew up and became a man, still wondering why Mothers cry. So he finally put in a call to God and when God got on the phone the man said, “God, why do Mothers cry so easily.”
God said, “You see son, when I made Mothers, they had to be special. I made their shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world, yet gentle enough to give comfort. I gave them an inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times come from their children.
“I gave them a hardiness that allows them to keep going when everyone else gives up, and to take care of their families through sickness and fatigue without complaining.
I gave them the sensitivity to love their children under all circumstances, even when their child has hurt them very badly.
This same sensitivity helps them to make a child’s boo-boo feel better and helps them share a teenager’s anxieties and fears.
“I gave them a tear to shed. It’s theirs exclusively to use whenever it’s needed.
It’s their only weakness.
It’s a tear for mankind.”


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  1. Thanks so much for sharing this insight as to why mothers cry. As a mother of 2 adolescent children I can relate as I regularly feel like the weight of the world on my shoulders. I found it very heartwarming to hear this story about why God gave mothers such strength, compassion and resilience yet able to shed a tear for mankind and all the of injustices of the world.

    It is our weaknesses and strengths that make us all human. The capacity to love our children “under all circumstances” that lets our children grow up feeling loved and safe in this crazy world. It’s important to remember though that as mothers and fathers our role is to teach our children independence and unconditional love. We need to walk the talk ourselves as this is the best way to teach them.

  2. When my mother passed away six years ago my sister told me that I always made my mother cry. That has haunted me because I never intentionally set out to hurt or disappoint her. Thank you for the explanation. It does help.

  3. Sometimes your children hurt you without knowing by leaving you out of their family plans,by ignoring you ,not inviting you to their vacations,not visiting and many other things 🤔

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