On Being Brave and Having Super Powers…

wonder woman motherhood card

For some reason, there is a misconception that birthing multiples gives you super powers.  Although I think there’s so much that mothers do that is heroic in nature, I’m far from super hero status. I certainly am not superior to any of you. {This includes mother’s of one child, mother of multiples, mothers of a special needs child, mothers of children the “traditional” way, adoption moms, step moms, single moms, cancer moms, moms of grown children, expecting moms, want to be moms…did I miss anyone?}

I often get the comment, “You’re brave”, when we are out and about, and I’m not really sure how to take that. 

Am I brave because I’m bringing four children into a public place? 

Am I brave just for being their mother?

Am I brave because you think I’m doing something you don’t think you would have the ability (or desire) to do?

I certainly don’t feel “brave” a lot of the time. I have the same struggles that I think many of you do. I have fears. I worry too much. I don’t often rise to a challenge with confidence.  I get overwhelmed when things get hairy.

I like to feel safe.

Heroism doesn’t come naturally. The only superpowers I possess come from above. Any courage, confidence, boldness, and power over fears I might display comes from my Heavenly Father.  {Philipians 4:11-13} It’s His strength that I have to clothe myself in everyday (not the  knee-high red boots) , because without Him I would crumble. His power is made perfect in my weakest hour. {2 Corinthians 12: 8-10}

If I was left on my own to face infertility, a quad pregnancy, the NICU, parenting 4 at a time, a job loss, or an intense physical struggle, I’m not sure where I would be. But I know that where I am now is because of His sovereign grace.

How often I forget, and try to carry the load on my own.  I wrestle. I struggle. I fight. I fall.

My security and confidence should come from knowing that I don’t have to face each day on my own. No matter what challenges lie ahead in this journey – it’s not my own battle.

And that, my Friends, is where my super power strength comes from.


{Thanks to my friend, Jill, who gave me the Wonder Woman card. Right back at ya! I admire you so much!}