“The One Flaw In Women”

I have known and loved only two women in my lifetime and both of them are described in this sweet story. 

My sweetheart of 47 years, Mavis, has been in heaven with our Lord Jesus now for seven and a half years. Our Lord sent Susan to be my wife six years ago because He knew I was not much good without a special woman.

The Bible says that a wife is to be a “help meet,” or, one called along side of a man as a suitable helper but Mavis was, for all those years before, and Susan is now, so very much more than simply “suitable.”

And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. (Genesis 2:18. KJV.)

I give full praise, honor and glory to my Lord Jesus for these amazing gifts He has granted in my life.

I sent this story to Sue before we were married. It was one of my early love letters to her.

Flaw In Women

the time the Lord made woman,
He was into his sixth day of
working overtime.
An angel appeared and said,
‘Why are you
spending so much time on this one?’
And the Lord answered, ‘Have
you seen my spec sheet on her?
She has to be completely washable,
but not plastic,
have over 200 movable parts, all
and able to run on diet coke and leftovers,
have a
lap that can hold four children at one time,
have a kiss that can
cure anything from a scraped knee to a broken heart
-and she will
do everything
with only two hands.’

The angel was
astounded at the requirements.
‘Only two hands!? No way!
that’s just on the standard model?
That’s too much wo rk for one
Wait until tomorrow to finish.’

‘But I won’t , ‘ the
Lord protested.
‘I am so close to finishing this creation that is
so close to my own heart.
She already heals herself when she is
AND can work 18 hour days.’

The angel moved closer
and touched the woman.
‘But you have made her so soft,

‘She is soft,’ the Lord agreed,
‘but I have also
made her tough.
You have no idea what she can endure or

‘Will she be able to think?’, asked the

The Lord replied,
‘Not only will she be able to
she will be able to reason and negotiate.’

angel then noticed something,
and reaching out, touched the
woman’s cheek.
‘Oops, it looks like you have a leak in this
I told you that you were trying to put too much into this

‘That’s not a leak,’
the Lord corrected,
a tear!’
‘What’s t he tear for?’ the angel asked.

The Lord
said, ‘The tear is her way of expressing her joy,
her sorrow, her
pain, her disappointment, her love,
her loneliness, her grief
and her pride.’
The angel was impressed.
‘You are a genius,
You thought of everything!
Woman is truly

And she is!
Women have strengths that amaze
They bear hardships and they carry burdens,
but they hold
love and joy.
They smile when they want to
They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they
are happy
and laugh when they are nervous.
They fight for what
they believe in.
They stand up to injustice.
They don’t take
‘no’ for an answer
when they believe there is a better
They go without so their family can have.
They go to
the doctor with a frightened friend.
They love
They cry when their children excel
and cheer
when their friends get awards.
They are happy when they hear
a birth or a wedding.
Their hearts break when a friend
They grieve at the loss of a family member, yet they
are strong when they think there is no strength left.
They know
that a hug and a kiss
can heal a broken heart.
Women come in
all shapes, sizes and colors.
They’ll drive, fly, walk, run or
e-mail you
to show how much they care about you.
The heart of
a woman is what makes the world keep turning.
They bring joy,
hope and love.
They have compassion and ideals.
They give
moral support to their family and friends.
Women have vital
things to say and everything to give



Written by a special lady named Barbara Sue.

Thank you, Lord, for Your love and for Your amazing gifts.


About Carl Peters

Carl Peters set his hand and heart to write in the early ‘90s, producing three novels and one novella through those years. Due to discouragement and a business venture or two, he put his love for words, and his novels, on the shelf for a few years. Midway through the last decade Carl, then in his mid 60s, made the decision to again take up the electronic pen, dust off the old manuscripts, and spin the merry go round one more time, this time reaching eager readers through the marvel and openness of digital publishing. Several years ago Carl lost his sweet wife of 47 years to cancer. The road would have been hard and lonely without her, had it not been for their five children and nine grandchildren, who have both comforted him and kept him running at full speed! On January 12th, 2011 the Lord brought Carl a sweet new bride. This pair is as opposite as “night and day” (oh my, a cliche) but with the Lord between them, holding their hands, they are perfect for one another! More about this couple in their blog and also in a forthcoming novel. And life goes on.
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