We all know at least one mom that we secretly wonder, how does she do all that? You know the super trendy, always organized, meals made from scratch every night, can knit a sweater in an hour, type of mom. She has kids that listen immediately and are very polite and well-mannered. Yeah, you know who I’m talking about. So I’m here to set the record straight on a few things — Supermom, Real or Fairytale?
Firstly I just want to say, we shouldn’t compare ourselves to other moms, we are all created uniquely and we are all perfectly imperfect. If we continue to compare ourselves to someone who seems to have it all together, we can never be truly satisfied with who we are. Just remember that mom you think is perfect, also has struggles and problems that are unseen, she also compares herself to someone whom she wishes she could be more like.
Where you are weak, God makes you strong
Every mom has her personal strengths and weaknesses, making each one uniquely equipped to handle the challenges and joys of motherhood. It is as if a divine hand has carefully bestowed upon every mother the exact tools she needs to nurture her husband and children. This remarkable truth emphasizes the inherent superpowers that reside within every mom. Indeed, every mom is a supermom in her own right.
Who else but a mom carries the extraordinary ability to juggle numerous responsibilities? With unmatched efficiency and unwavering love, a mom can change a diaper, assist with schoolwork, prepare a delicious meal, manage a home-based business, and skillfully resolve disputes between siblings—all at the same time and without expecting anything in return. The selfless dedication and boundless energy that moms pour into their families are nothing short of heroic.
You, dear mom, are the epitome of a supermom—the real-life heroine navigating the trenches of everyday life. Your unwavering commitment to putting everyone else’s needs before your own is a testament to your strength and love. As the CEO of your household, you orchestrate the harmonious functioning of your family, ensuring that every piece falls into place. You are the irreplaceable glue that holds it all together, and the radiant sun that illuminates the lives of your loved ones. Your role as a mother is not a coincidence; you have been chosen to fulfill this vital role for your unique family, and you do so with grace and unwavering dedication.
All moms have superpowers within – dig deep
My husband and I took our two oldest daughters to Disney World when they were 4 & 5. We were never able to do anything like this when we were kids, so it was a HUGE deal to be able to take our kids. The day that we ended up going, the temps were in the 100’s! It was miserable! It was so hot everyone wanted to leave. We only had one-day tickets and I refused to let the dream die. We were so excited for this. I had to make this work.
So I had my family stay in the little shops, in the Air Conditioning, while I ran through the heat, (insert run Forest run) getting as many fast passes as I could get my hands on, and I ran to get water and snacks for them. We just moved from shop to shop, trying to beat the heat. It was a HOT MESS! But you know what, we didn’t leave, we stuck it out and we made some great memories. When it was time for the parade and fireworks, which by the way was the highlight of the day, it had cooled off.
We have superpowers within us. God put them there, when our family needs us to hold them up, we are ready! We can’t be stopped! Greater is He who is within us (1 John 4:4)! We can do all things through Christ who gives us strength (Philippians 4:13)!
Don’t believe the lies
The biggest mistake that we can make as moms is to believe the lie that we are a failure, yes we fall and fail! I will be the first one to admit, I fail a lot, but we still get up the next morning and have another shot. God gives us new mercies every day, now you just have to learn to forgive yourself and start fresh.
As long as we continue to battle our way through the tough days, calling on Jesus to take the wheel, we can do this! You got this mama! Be sure to look for those little moments of clarity. Like when your 3-year-old comes and snuggles up to you on the couch and looks deep into your eyes, deeper yet into your soul and says I love you mommy! (heart melt)
These moments are what it’s all about. It makes all the embarrassing grocery store visits (insert toddler meltdown), nights up praying for a sick child, thousands of diapers changed, millions of crumbs swept up, too many to count attitudes corrected, yep it makes it all worth it.
Ahhhh, there are supermoms and guess what, you, my sweet friend, are one of them! Relax and enjoy those little moments of clarity, breathe them in and they will carry you through till the next one arrives.
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Forest Rose is a God Loving, Blessed Wife, & Mama to 3 girls. She’s passionate about lifting moms out of the trenches that are discouraged, overwhelmed, or feeling alone or isolated. Her hope is to point them to Christ and equip them to rise up with a newfound hope and joy within, that He alone can provide. Besides blogging, she also loves to create printables!
Ana Willis says
Yep! We need to hear this more often and stop believing in lies!! Thank you!!
Amy Lu says
This was a touching piece. Thank you for the encouragement.
Forest Rose says
So glad you were encouraged Amy!
MJ Sherwood says
This is so beautiful! We are all super in our own way!
Forest Rose says
Thanks girl! Yes we are!