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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Employment (01/26/12)

TITLE: Superwoman? Maybe
By Folakemi Emem-Akpan
01/30/12


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Superwoman? Maybe


I donít own black tights or a neon flying cape; neither do I own a hero mask or a sidekick.

But I think I might be superwoman.

No matter what I am doing or whatever time of the day it is, I am employed.

I am a wife, married for seven years now.

I am a mother to four kids, two natural and two adopted.

I am a writer and a financial journalist.

In the morning, I am the alarm clock that gets everyone up and ready for school and work.

I am the laundress that puts yesterday clothes into the wash, the cook that prepares breakfast and packs lunch boxes.

I am the chauffeur that transports the children to school, the errand girl that runs to the market for dwindling supplies.

Then I become the journalist who has to answer to her boss and juggle interviews and story deadlines. Somewhere in between that, I am the Christian writer trying to write what the Lord puts into her heart to.

In the evenings, I am the assignment teacher that takes four kids through their homeworks, the referee that breaks up fights, the punisher that metes out justice, the comforter who kisses hurts away.

I am the maid that scrubs toilets and the kitchen, the gardener that keeps the little garden tidy, the assessor that okays which TV program to watch or not, the drawer of evening baths.

I am the primary imparter of spiritual truths.

Then I am the gracious woman at the door, letting my husband in, the recorder that keeps him updated on the events of the day.

Then I am the provider of marital privileges, my husbandís personal teddy bear.

On Sundays, I am spiritual teacher to fifty three-year-old kids.

I donít own black tights or a neon flying cape; neither do I own a hero mask or a sidekick.

But I think I might be superwoman.



*While this is a microcosm of my everyday life, I believe it is the same for every working young mother. This is an ode to the modern Proverbs 31 woman.


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CD Swanson 02/02/12
Nicely done. There was a movie where a lady was looking to be paid for her duties as a "mother" - and the court couldn't come up with a fair "salary" they marked it "Priceless!"

And, so it is. I enjoyed this, and got tired just reading it! God BLess~
Yvonne Blake 02/08/12
AMEN! Having eight children of my own, I know that being a mother is very underestimated.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/09/12
Congratulations for ranking 14th in level 4 and 14th overall!