In honor of Mother's Day, I'd like to share something that has been on my mind lately....I have always had this whack idea that a supermom was one that did it all and look fantastic and put together at the same time! And by all I mean work (either in or out of the home), make all meals (ok, most meals.....and the occasional drive thru does still count, because it still takes time to drive and pick it up and bring it home..), do laundry, clean up, keep up the bills, be on top of the extracurricular activities, keeping up with the family calendar (because there have been plenty of Saturdays with 3 birthday parties to attend). I'm exhausted just typing this. But after several years of having heart to hearts with friends, moms at the grocery store, reading magazine articles, I am now convinced that supermoms do not exist. How is it possible to do it all and look HOT without losing your mind?
Now, I've been a mom for over 8 blessed years and I would never think twice about doing it over again differently, but I've had my fair share of times of 'letting myself go'. Sure extra pounds sneak up on you...ok, sometimes they slap you right in the face, but I think it's more than extra weight or looking frumpy. It's about not recognizing yourself from the outside or the inside. Thankfully I have never had a nervous breakdown or anything extreme..although I must admit I have needed time outs myself. I believe with God's grace, wisdom, and direction, I have made it this far. Daily prayer is important and essential to any family....but especially to Mothers. Considering all of the pressures these days of being a super mother, great employee and hot wife, how can we not have God on our side.
I recently purchased this book just out of curiosity. I just started reading it and although it is a bit cheesy, it seems pretty real and heartfelt. I'll let you know what I think of it. If anyone wants to read it after me, let me know and I'll gladly pass it on.