Although most days are costume days for my little boy, the intensity has greatly increased.
I can remember my own desire be Wonder Woman when I was a little girl.
We didn’t have much money growing up, nor was there a Costume Castle, Party City or the internet to order one, so my Mom lovingly sewed and created my very own Wonder Woman costume.
I wonder what our fascination is with putting on costumes. Perhaps it’s becoming a different persona. Or it may be to hide from who we really are and pretend to be someone else who’s more courageous and better than we perceive ourselves to be.
While at church the other day, a piece of paper fell out of my bible. On it was scribbled a vision I had to start a group to lead moms and kids to become empowered regarding health and wellness. It was dated April 17th, 2011.
From an idea and passion stemming from my own health struggles and learning to make the changes necessary for myself and my kids to live a vibrantly healthy life, this idea has come to the reality of where I am at this moment.
This week will be the official launch of this vision I had sitting in church one day…
MOMS IN CHARGE is this group I dreamed could be the start of moms taking their rightful place and taking charge of the course of their kids’ health.
As the day approaches, I must say that I can relate to my little son who always wants to put on a superhero costume.
I can remember the feeling I had as that little girl, needing my costume to feel strong enough to take on the challenges of what may come against me.
Although my Mom has assured me that her new sewing machine is ready and she would gladly make me a new costume, I know that this time, no physical costume will be needed.
However, I have been asking God to help weave my internal garment of courage and strength to help me to lead these amazing women who are willing to step out and take CHARGE to “Change the Shape of our Future.”
I believe that although a costume may help with comic relief on the day of our launch, what will be most helpful is the faith and passion that comes deep from my soul.
Now, where did I put my cape?!