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 put in a call to God. When God got on the phone , he asked , "God , why do women cry so easily?" God said "When I made the woman she had to be special. I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world, yet gentle enough to give comfort. I gave her an inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times comes from her children. I gave her 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. I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances , even when her child has hurt her very badly. I gave her strength to carry her husband through his faults and fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart. I 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 finally , I gave her a tear to shed. This is hers exclusively to use whenever it is needed." "You see my son , " said God , "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."