Friday, February 3, 2012

Not all superheroes wear capes

One day, you’re unwittingly selfish. You shop for yourself, you look after your own talents, you make food for yourself, and you are your own number one. You buy new clothes for yourself and spend time doing your hair and makeup.

You cringe at the thought of changing poopey nappies day after day.

And what seems like the next day, you are forgotten. You are not what matters. You gaze into that squishy little face and you’re ready to lay your entire life down for someone you have only just met. And when you do, you develop some super skills.

Even before the baby arrives, a pregnant woman’s sense of smell keeps her away from spoiled food. She instinctively knows how to protect her child. A woman’s ears somehow become attuned to the sound of her own baby crying. Somehow she grows eyes in the back of her head. She develops super courage that will take over when necessary. Swarm of bees? Pfft… look like butterflies to me! She develops super strength and will fight off a lion, lift a fridge, or swim to the bottom of the ocean to save her child.

So, my super friends, take a moment to look in the mirror and congratulate yourself. For you are a superhero!