I attempt to be consistent when it comes to writing blog posts for my website. However, it is so exciting when something happens to me throughout my day, and during that experience, ideas for an article begin seeping into my head! I want to share a short story about something that imprinted on me the importance of supermoms.
Me a Babysitter?
Two weeks ago, my sister called me and wanted to know if I would mind watching my nephew while she and his sister went over to my Mother’s house for a quick little birthday party/prayer meeting. I must admit, it did not take long for me to agree. I reasoned that he is 9 years old, going on 10 in a few months, and it’s only for a couple of hours.
She is dropping him off around five o’clock in the evening. So now I begin to wonder ..do I need to cook something? My wrist is in a brace, and my options are limited. I have been unable to get to the store for a few days. Do I prepare my regular meal? I hate to give my nephew chicken and broccoli! Even though I love it, I want to be the “cool” uncle and not serve him that! I don’t have any kid-friendly snacks here. Now my head begins to hurt just thinking about it. What have I gotten myself into?
My sister texts me they’re on the way. Now I’m more than a little anxious. I want my nephew to enjoy his time here with me. He is so smart, very talented, and he loves his uncle Horace. He has been praying for my left side to heal almost every night since my stroke. I cannot disappoint him! I open the door, and my sister and my nephew come inside. He looks at me and smiles the biggest smile like he just saw Santa. My heart melts like hot butter on a stack of pancakes! I really love my nephew!
The relief provided by a Supermom
Good news; my sister prepared something for him to eat that we can warm-up, and she even brought a juice box for him too! Hallelujah… I should have remembered that Supermoms are usually prepared for anything! I begin to relax a little then comes the unexpected news. She mentions on her way out the door that she has not let him watch TV all day because she was sure that he would watch it tonight with Uncle Horace. Uh-oh, I thought this was only for a couple of hours?