A very devout nun dies and goes to heaven. Upon arrival, she is greeted by
Saint Peter with ceremony and honour, and told she may immediately have any wish she chooses while her place is being prepared for her.
She humbly and politely replies that she would like an audience with the
Holy Mother Mary, if this were possible. Peter agrees on the spot and
escorts her personally to a little door, hitherto unnoticed in the great
vault of the firmament.
He knocks softly. There's a murmured reply from within. He opens the door
and indicates to his guest to enter. Within, sitting in a plain chair, is a
middle-aged woman in the garb of the first century, engrossed in her
The nun sits reverently for some time at Mary's feet and finally gestures s o
as to ask a question. Mary looks up from her knitting and indicates it's OK
to ask questions.
"Reverend Mother, please tell me, you were chosen from all women to be the Mother of God, you--a simple woman, I know--but if you could, please, just give me an inkling of what it felt like when IT happened, when the Lord Jesus was born?"
With a distant look in her eyes and a wrenching sigh, Mary replied,
"Vell,....Ich hob takkeh gevolt a maydel."
For the Yiddish-impaired:
"Well, I was really hoping for a girl."