Once upon a time in the endless depths of the universe, there once existed a woman known as Sheila, who burned like a shining star in the distant heavens.
In her universe, humans seemed advanced. People spoke in full sentences, ate their meals with forks and knives and knew the proper use of a napkin.
These people seemed amazingly developed, even sophisticated. Their mental and physical powers had developed to a state where they could dress themselves, solve their own disputes, and most could read and write.
To Sheila, these people seemed to be a breed of “superpeople.”
But, there came a day when Sheila became impregnated, and the presence of a child threatened to destroy her world forever.
Sensing the approach of doom, Sheila prayed (a lot).
After days of agonizing prayer, Sheila emerged and vowed to embrace her new role and place all her energies into the endeavors of motherhood—ominous as they may be.
But, she took a solemn vow to cook and to clean and to sniff diapers and armpits.
As the years went by and the family grew, Sheila increasingly found herself in possession of amazing physical and mental powers.
To be in the best position to use her amazing powers in the never-ending search for the truth, a compromise, and who touched whom first, she assumed the disguise of a simple “Mom.”
She appears to be but a mere mortal, but in reality, she is faster than a runaway toddler. She can halt the tears of a crying child, heal boo-boo’s with a single kiss, detect rotten food in the refrigerator with a single whiff, throw food into the trashcan with amazing accuracy, silence a car by threatening to pull over, and correct behavior with single a glance.
Her x-ray vision gives her the power to find missing objects in a messy house, locate an item that is in plain sight, and know when a child has not washed his hands before he comes out of the bathroom.
Her powers amaze those in her care. They are ceaseless.
She soon realized that she now belonged to a race of super people. The woman from that alternate universe had somehow transformed into a . . . Mom of Steel: Supermom!
She and millions of other women like her–former professionals turned mom–roam the earth seeking rest, quick and easy meals for dinner, and a moment in the bathroom to themselves.
When people learn that I have five children and I home school and I have a husband who travels for work a lot, many times the first thing they say is “You must be a Supermom!”
I’m flattered and would love to take credit.
But, God endowed all moms with “superpowers.”
A mom with one child is just as “super” as a mom with five children.
That’s one of the things they never tell you.
All moms feel overwhelmed at times. All moms occasionally feel like they are causing irrevocable damage to their kids, but if you watch over the affairs of your family, love your husband and children, and bring them good and not harm, you are a Supermom.
Becoming a mom awakens senses in you that you never knew you had. The moment I gave birth, I was changed.
I began to understand unconditional love. I began to understand God’s sacrifice for me. Would you send your child, as God did, to die for others? Can you imagine loving someone so much that you would sacrifice your child for them?
What an amazing and incredible gift–Jesus Christ. Our life in Him gives us “superpowers” to accomplish the job He has laid before us. Children can give us nothing back. Yet, we love them fiercely.
Jesus’ love for me compels me to show others His love through my life and to pass it on,starting with my husband and family.
Our lives may look different. Our responsibilities may vary. But in the end, taking care of children stretches you beyond your limits. It takes “superpowers.”
Even though moms are overworked, underpaid, and under appreciated, it’s still the best job in the world.
And, God promises to equip us with what we need to get the job done and to remain by our side to see it through to the end.
Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her