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Today’s the day where everyone in the world celebrates their mom, aunties, sisters and anyone who’s ever brought the life of a child into this world.
The life of a mother is one of super hero quality. From birthing and breast feeding to raising a child until they’re good and ready to face the challenges of adulthood and even being there when they fail. These amazing women are deserving of more than just a day.
The Strength of a She-Hulk
Let’s be honest with ourselves—gentlemen, I’m talking to you—childbirth is an act that I believe we as men wouldn’t want to even do once.
Imagine having to push a living human the size of a small watermelon out of our hole. Thanks, but no thanks! That’s a pain level that most of us men, barring attempting to use that simulator for birthing pain, wouldn’t dream of attempting.
As a father, I’ve been there. Standing bedside, watching my wife labor through the action of childbirth as I attempt to coach her as if I’m coaching my baseball players through a game. Admirable as it may be, I feel hopeless, as she pushes through her body readying for a baby to come out.
Hell, that’s a pain level I can’t even imagine and I’ve gone through some serious damage on my own body. Child birth alone is heroic enough and due to us men having the “fun part,” our wife or girlfriend may have to go through this act more than once.
Her Acts Are a Marvel... Captain Marvel
Her heroic acts don’t stop at child birth. As our children grow up, she’s tasked with feeding them straight from her breast and from the looks of it... it’s painful yet fulfilling to a mother.
Yes, ladies, I know some of you don’t breast feed, but that doesn’t make it any less impressive. Having to feed every three hours or so to ensure proper growth of the newly born child while trying to get your rest, feed yourself, clean the house, wash the clothes, prepare dinner (you tired yet?), and much more. The responsibilities of a mother is overwhelming.
If you think that’s tiring... try to imagine the life of a single mother of multiple children of different ages. Having to balance all the above PLUS working a full time job, which may require you to leave due to one of them being sick. This can make for finding work to pay bills kind of stressful, wouldn’t you agree?
All in all, these acts are one that would even have Captain America wondering. He’d probably wish he had the Infinity Gauntlet with all the Infinity Stones at his disposal.
Whosoever Raises Children, if she be worthy, shall possess the power of Mother.
Thor has his hammer, Mjolnir. Captain America has his shield. Hell, even Bruce Banner has his anger issues which makes him turn into the Hulk.
What do our moms have?
Minivans, patience, and a whole lot of “what else do I need to do to keep this house together?”
All moms are not created equal. Unfortunately, not all are worthy to call themselves mothers. That’s the harsh reality of today’s world. For those who put in that extra ounce of TLC (Tender Love and Care, in case you were wondering), you’re on a level of your own!
Being a badass mother requires to give your every last ounce of energy to the multiple personalities of the household and maintaining a full time job.
It’s like you've got two full time jobs yet only one pays. The second one is more of an investment in hopes that it pays off 20 to 30 years from when you gave birth.
It’s a beautiful act of faith and heroism. With everything on your plates, you still find the energy to put your big girl pants on and tell your husbands which pants to wear.
Now now gentlemen... that was just a joke. In reality though, think about how much our spouse does for us. Some of us—including myself—forget and take her actions for granted.
On this Mother’s Day, I celebrate you all. Your beyond one day of celebration. It’s like I tell my kids, every day is Mother’s Day! Make sure we take care of her! It’s our duty as husbands, sons, and daughters alike to help out these fine women as they’ve done a lot to bring us life and keep us on this planet.
Now it doesn’t mean to take her out and celebrate her with fancy dinners. It’s as simple as doing a few loads of laundry, taking the kids out to give her a few hours to herself or just writing a simple love note.
We are all brought into this world by a woman, so why not share the blessings and take care of her like the queen she is.
Happy Mother’s Day to all you bad ass Mother’s out there doing big time motherly duties.
A very special shout out
To my wife,
I knew that from our first encounter our journey would be a great one. Our first date, the first date with all the kids together, our marriage and even to the birth of Rylee. You’ve been nothing but amazing.
We’ve had our ups and downs, but I wouldn’t want it any other way. It has made me work towards becoming a better husband, father, and man of God.
With that, I say THANK YOU and HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! I love you and can’t wait to see what our future has in store for our family!