18 Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper 1suitable for him.” 19Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name. 20 The man gave names to all the cattle, and to the birds of the sky, and to every beast of the field, but for 2Adam there was not found a helper suitable for him. 21 So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place. 22 The LORD God 3fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man. 23 The man said,
“This is now bone of my bones,
And flesh of my flesh;
She shall be called Woman,
Because she was taken out of Man.”
24 For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. 25 And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.
If the creation of man was unique, just as much so was the creation of woman. God looked through every creature He had created to find a suitable partner that would be a perfect complement to the man, and he found none. So He took drastic action, and took a rib from the man to be his starting piece. From that God crafted the perfect companion for man, and Adam called her Woman. It makes me all the more grateful for my wife, knowing that God took this much time and effort to create her. She is indeed a unique creation, the complement (in many ways the opposite) of man.