“I just don’t know how you do it!” That is a common phrase I hear. Whether they are talking about the fact that I lived in a camper with 6 other people while we built our house, the fact that we homeschool with 5 kids, or how I manage day to day life with all we juggle. I have been told I am superwoman or super mom but the reality is, I am just doing what I can with whatever the day brings!
I have friends in all stages of life. Friends who aren’t married yet, some that are just married, some have been married for 50 years. Friends without kids, friends just starting families, then some with 9 kids. I have friends who work full time and some who stay at home. I have friends who are retired and enjoying that season of life. At any given time I can have a conversation with any of them and think “oh wow, I don’t know how you do/did that”.
I was talking with a friend about some things that are coming up in our life and she said “Bless you girl! You are my superhero, I don’t know how you do it!” But I know all that she has going on in her life currently and a lot of what she has dealt with in the past and I immediately thought “no way, YOU are the superhero!” But then I thought- wait, we are all superhero’s in our own way!
To the woman battling with chronic illness day in and day out- YOU are super woman!
To the working mom who juggles all the stresses at work and at home- YOU are super woman!
To the stay at home mom who is knee deep in little ones- YOU are super woman!
To the single mom doing it alone- YOU are super woman!
To the mom of a special needs child- YOU are super woman!
To the all the women out there doing your best with what you have been given- YOU are a super woman!
I juggle a lot and I bet you do too. What I am juggling may look different than what you are in the middle of. The things I find difficult in my life may be easy for you or maybe not even something you deal with. There are things on your plate that aren’t on mine.
We have to be careful not to let comparison trip us up. When you see another woman who deserves a cape, go ahead and give her one but remember you don’t have to take yours off. You have earned it sister! We are all just doing what we can with what we are given each day. Encourage each other, give high fives and hugs, and then remember that YOU deserve the same because YOU are a super woman too!