Sometimes when we notice a woman stretching herself a little extra on behalf of her children (or maybe her pride), we throw out that "supermom" word as if she somehow has magic tricks up her sleeves or an alias and a penchant for tight fitting one-piece suits. The truth is, we all have limits. Some of us have tougher circumstances than others, but we all only have 24 hours in a day and only so much energy to dispense to the little fires of life everywhere that scream for our attention.
My friend Nora is single momming it- doing life with four kids and no husband around and she's making it. You should see her do pull ups at the gym and scale a rope to the ceiling like it ain't no thang- she is a fierce and determined kind of strong inside and out no doubt about it. But the strongest thing about her is her acknowledgement of her limits and her dependence on God for every. single. thing. She has loved and surrendered to God and she has surrounded herself with people who love her and she has accepted help and she has shared her struggles so as not to go it alone and that is the super-est thing about her. Maybe acknowledging our fragility and limits and need for God and others is the greatest superpower of all.
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me." 2 Corinthians 12:9