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 met an old man who would surely know the answer.
And he asked him: “Old man, why do women cry so easily?”
Old man sad: “When woman was created, she had to be made special. Allah created
her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world, yet
gentle enough to give comfort. She was given an inner strength to endure
childbirth and the rejection that many times comes from her children. And 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.
Allah gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all
circumstances, even when her child
has hurt her very badly. She was given strength to
carry her husband through his faults and she was fashioned from his rib to protect
Allah 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 lastly, Allah gave her a tear to shed. This is hers and only hers
exclusively to use whenever she needs it.
She needs no reason, no explanation, its hers.”
“You see my son,” said old man, “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.”
– Muslim Marriage (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Muslim-Marriage/102694676455694)
And still we find men/boys/guys hurting us.
Still, we complain of us girls not being able to move on from a break up or a separation.
Still, we find it hard and impossible to carry on with life alone.
The truth is, we women are made to withstand all life’s challenges that have been brought down upon us by Allah. So there’s no excuse for us not to be able to be strong for ourselves.
Why? Cos we’re made to be strong.