You are their Super Mom

I am not much of a singer (I mean, I’m really, really bad)…but despite the fact that I can’t carry a tune in a bucket, I get to give a concert to one adoring little fan every single night before bedtime. And most nights, he demands encore after encore.

I am not much to look at when I first wake up in the morning (no makeup, bags under my eyes because at least one of my kids usually awakens during the night), but I can’t tell you how many times one of my boys hugs me tightly as soon as he wakes up and then tells me how beautiful I am.

I am not much of a cook (my idea of menu planning is writing down the phone numbers to our local delivery establishments on my weekly agenda), but whenever I do find that magic night where I’ve had a chance to grocery shop and we don’t have an after school commitment, my husband will chow down on whatever I have made and never fails to tell me how good it tastes.

I am not much of a health nut, but whenever the whole house gets sick, I usually manage to fend off the attacking germs and escape the illness or recover very quickly — because I am needed to help everyone else get through it all. Whenever my kids ask me why I don’t get sick when they do, I say it’s because God gave moms special super powers. The older ones just smile, but I can tell they are considering it — maybe moms do have super powers?

If anyone has a question, they come right to me — and sometimes, I confess, when it’s been a long day and there’s a long night ahead and I’ve been asked the same amazing, impossible-to-answer question three times in a 30 second span, I will ask: “Well, sweetheart, how is Mommy supposed to know that?” And my child will look at me and respond with complete sincerity: “Because you know everything.”

Whenever I think of myself, my first inclination is to list the negatives — but whenever my family thinks of me, they are sure to point out the positives. I may not really know everything or be even close to perfect, but I am their mom…and somehow that really does give me super powers. And with that power comes some important responsibility. I want to always view my influence and my abilities in that way…I want to acknowledge their significance to our family.

This month, we are going to focus on the Super Powers of Moms — and how you can use them to do good and conquer evil (or something like that!) 🙂

I really did feel like a Super Mom today when my dad and I installed a new garage door opener. I didn’t think there was any way we could make it happen (though my dad had no doubt!) and when we were done, and that door opened and closed perfectly, I felt like I could take on anything!

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  1. Aunt Lish says:

    You are a Super Mom! I’m so proud of you!