....it just looks like it sometimes becomes I'm always running. As a mom, there are days when I feel like a super hero. I run from here to there leaping tall buildings in a single bound...of course they're lego buildings but if you've ever stepped on one you'll realize why leaping over them is necessary. I move faster than a speeding bullet...mainly because I get sucked into the land of facebook and twitter and now we're late for school. I spend my days solving crimes...like who ate cookie dough from the package or used all the toilet paper and didn't replace the roll. Who took food upstairs or who turned the air conditioner on when it's only 45 degrees outside? Who drank my tea and why are there 5 empty cereal boxes in the pantry?
When there's a cry for help...Mom is there. When a $1 is needed for the dodgeball tournament at school....Mom is there!! When posterboad is needed for a project....Mom is there!! When something is lost....just call Mom (really loudly) and she'll uncover the lost item....usually right where she said it would be.
Like any good superhero, Super Mom defends her family from the attacks of it's enemies. She battles media, peer pressure, worldly influences, hormones (hers and the kids) and tries to avoid the the nasty comparison trap.
As supermoms we do have our weaknesses, we just don't like for people to see them or know about
them. We all have those things that can weaken us into a raving madwoman or an emotional basket case. It may be something small that gives us that final push over the edge. For some it's wet towels left on the bathroom floor...AGAIN or overflowing trash cans that were forgotten...AGAIN. For others it may be disrespectful attitudes or temper tantrums in the grocery store.
For this "supermom", my weaknesses are many
and my meltdowns are not pretty. My biggest weakness in this season of my life would be dealing wih the days of continuous bickering & sibling rivalry.
Some days I can hold it all together and fly through with the greatest of ease. Other days I find myself on the verge of insanity from the persistence of my
children's desire to antagonize or annoy one another. The mental and emotional exhaustion from parenting a 16, 14, 10 & 9 year old can become very
frustrating and overwhelming. That frustration and exhaustion usually results in this "super mom" throwing her own temper tantrum. One complete with yelling, door slamming and a full fledged pity party for poor me.
These are times that I look back on with shame
and regret at the end of the day. But as I draw closer to God and seek Him for my strength, I am learning to claim 2 Cor. 12:9. It says “My grace is sufficient
for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
God uses my weaknesses to show His power! In those moments of weakness, God is there to strengthen me and give me wisdom to deal with the situation. God loves me through all of my meltdowns and shows me how I am to respond to my own children.
While I may not be a Super Mom, I am glad that I
have a Supernatural Father who gives me the strength to do ALL things through Him.
I am a Christian, a wife, a mom, a VBS crafter, a coupon clipper, a thrift store shopper, a football fan, a cook, a student of the Bible and an avid reader.