Mother. Mama. Mommy. Ma. Mom. Mominator. We go by many names. And more diverse than our names are our vocations. I have a collection of super-hero clothing that I put on when I need that extra boost to accomplish the feats of any given day. I have a t-shirt with the ‘Superman’ symbol. My kids say it is my Supermom t-shirt. That’s right! I also have a t-shirt with the ‘Incredibles’ emblem. I imagine that I am that awesome mom Elastigirl. She rocks! For those of you that have seen the movie ‘Raising Helen’ then you know the neighbor mom who busts in with her baseball bat and breaks up a wild party. In the movie she wears a colorful sweater. I have that same sweater! I feel powerful when I wear that colorful sweater.
Recently I was made aware of a project being spearheaded by a very grateful father called “The Mother Letter Project”. I was asked to submit a written piece on motherhood. I chose my poem ‘Luz’. There is now a website set up giving instructions on how to participate. Go HERE to check it out. (http://www.motherletter.blogspot.com/)
Kind of along the lines of super-human strength and mothers and all I want share with you one of my favorite quotes that I often heard my mother saying as she was raising us five:
“If Darwin’s theory of evolution was correct then mothers would have eight arms.”
I love you mom!