You are a supermom

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You are supermom.

Yes, you. Oh yes, you are.

Even if you were late to drop-off this morning. Even if you forgot to make that doctor’s appointment. Even if your laundry is lying in a heap on your bed (and even if it’s not even clean).

You are a supermom.

Even if you’ve yelled today. Even if you dove into your phone while your little one swung lazily in the swing in front of you. Even if you turned on the TV so you could calm the thoughts rattling in your head for just a few minutes.

Even if bath time and bedtime and tuck ins are your least favorite parts of the day. Even if you don’t like the park. Even if your kids don’t listen to kiddie songs because you can’t stand the music.

You are a supermom.

You are a supermom because you love your kids. Because they are yours and whether you believe in God or fate or destiny or none of any of it at all, you can believe that they chose you. Because you are the only one who can love them like they need to be loved.

And you are a supermom.

You are a supermom because your laundry is lying on a heap on your bed. Because the fact that it’s there means that you chose something else. You chose to be someplace else over standing there, folding laundry and I know that something else that you chose was your kids.

You are a supermom because you got up this morning. After getting up last night. And you changed the diapers, made the breakfasts, drove too camp or school and it doesn’t matter what time you got them there because you sent them off with a kiss and a smile.

feet and crib

You are a supermom because you don’t like bath time and bedtime and tuck ins but you do them and you do them in search of a thing to love. Not because you are supposed to but because you love your babies and your time with them.

When you give of yourself for these little people who love you so unconditionally and revolve their world around you, you are a supermom. When you stare into the night, wrapping your heart around the little person in the room next door and worrying about the path that stretches out ahead for her and wishing that you could arrange the world just so, just so that her walk is easy and happy and bliss, you are a supermom. And when you stare into the night, wrapping your heart around your fears and falls and struggles and pain and wondering if you have what it takes to keep walking this journey, you are a supermom.

Because you will keep walking this journey. You will. Not because you have no other choice but because you would have it no other way. And you will make her walk easy and happy and bliss, not because you can change the hearts and minds of the world but because you can nourish and nurture hers. And you will.

You are a supermom not because of anything you do or don’t do, say or don’t say, love or don’t even like. You are a supermom because you love them. And love is the greatest of all super powers.you are a supermom

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  1. I so needed this this morning … a powerful piece, my friend! xo
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  2. Oh, I love this and I needed it today! Thanks!
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  3. Apparently I’m not the only one (@Michelle and @Lisa) who thought this post was written just for her! Thank you, my friend. You’ve brought tears to my eyes and guaranteed that I will save this post and re-read it many many times in the months and years ahead.

  4. Beautiful post Tricia! I absolutely detest the playground, always have, even as a child; not my jam. It was very hard to accept that when my son was younger – now we find other places to have fun like Chuck E Cheese and other activities and such. We are all supermoms indeed! Happy Hump Day! -Iva
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  5. Thank you. :) We all need to hear this every now and then, don’t we?
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  6. This is perfection. Thank you, Tricia.
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  7. Well, now I really do feel like one. Thank you.
    and I totally yelled today and skimped on some housely duties.
    I still loved them an awful lot, the way I always do.
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  8. Did you write this? I love it. It’s so true. Every single word. I’m one of those moms who have a child who don’t know how to play kiddie stuff that much because I didn’t play them as a kid and I always worry that he might be missing out so thank you.

  9. Thank you so much for this. I think we all need a bit of encouragement here and there and this has definitely lifted me up this morning.
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  10. Thank you. I often don’t feel like a super mom, and I very rarely hear it. Thank you for reminding me!

  11. This made me smile! Thanks for the encouragement!
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  12. I love this because it is true. We are all supermoms, regardless of the different ways we parent. I always love the quote: “There’s no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one.” It helps me realize that even on my bad days, I love my kids. And love is a powerful source for good.
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  13. This is beautiful a beautiful. I love your third to last paragraph. It’s so true. Thanks for sharing.
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  14. This was perfect for me today. Thank you.
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  15. So wonderful, so powerful… so True!
    and so needed today. :)
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