Friday, March 8 was International Women’s Day and as a busy mum of two little boys (a three-year-old and five-month-old) I don’t always feel like Wonder Woman or a strong woman like I often see posted on social media - I just feel like a tired mum.
Don’t get me wrong I love the Wonder Woman movie and the way this character is helping women to know their true worth, and as a minister/pastor I want everyone to know what God sees in them, that they are beautiful and loved more than they could ever begin to imagine.
But I do think we put too much pressure on ourselves to be perfect, to have it all together that we don’t allow ourselves to be vulnerable or weak. We don’t show ourselves enough grace or ask for help enough when it gets all too much.
If we try to always be strong or Wonder Woman it will eventually get too much and topple over as it did for me recently. There is a fine line between being Wonder Woman and allowing ourselves to be vulnerable.
In the search for equality and better balance in the gender roles I pray that we would allow ourselves to have a bad day, allow ourselves to have a cry and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Being a mum or parent in general is the hardest thing I have ever had to do and I think we need to support each other more, be there for each other and encourage one another.
As it says in the bible; “Finally brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.”