bitched whined wrote about how out of place I felt, being as I seem to have fallen into contact and co-bloggage with so many ‘Mom-bloggers’. Perhaps it was particularly grating, that day, and I was feeling in a wretched, pity-party kind of place, for thinking back on that attitude, it strikes me I had it all wrong.
Because I am one of them, albeit not so up-front and out-loud as the rest.
I wrote a guest post for Joy today, about how my kids have given me super-powers. Most mums get them (I reckon) and like most super-heroes in disguise, you’d probably never know. The sad thing was, mine were a slightly different set – they came in losing my two children early in pregnancy. It certainly took me a while to understand my new super-powers fully, and in many ways I’m still discovering the potential I have within me. Not to mention the limitations.
But back to the ‘Mom-bloggers’
Their super-powers are absolutely, screamingly self-evident. And in spite of my (occasional) inability to cope well with the constant influx of family goodness (I often find myself overwhelmed with several of those ugliest on the ‘Thou shalt not’ list – idolising the idea of having children, and coveting all over the place), and even the family challenges (yep, I’d take them), I adore travelling along in these circles and seeing the wonder and drama unfold all around me.
They’re good for me, these women – they exhibit character traits I can hope to do no better than emulate; resilience, patience, endless patience, selflessness, protectiveness, teaching, engagedness, strength, kindness, being slow to anger, supportiveness, perseverence, trust, and above all, LOVE.
They share these things daily as they blog, and I feel privileged to read of the ways in which they’re striving at all times to make life better for their children. To nurture and treasure them and wrap them in wonderful, equipping them as they grow up and move onwards, to be fully-functional young adults, coming at life from the position of having had a marvellous, secure childhood full of awesome.
They give me hope.
So with no further ado, some of the posts I’ve found most uplifting, and most full of Super.