Respond. — Look for the Helpers…for they are the Real Superheroes.

15 Apr

I was JUST writing a post like this. She said it better.



On  days like today, on weeks like this week, I struggle as a parent. I struggle with so many emotions. I pivot between fear and terror for my family’s safety. I feel overwhelmed with empathy and sympathy for all of those whose lives have changed forever. There’s even a part of me that wants to mourn for the world that I am raising my children up in right now.

But I am the Momma. I have to show up. I have to search.

I have to search for the humanity. I have to strive to find the good. I have to seek out the helpers.

For they are the real superheroes.

It is a hard balance for me. I hear the news of violence and my first response is always, “I want to go home.” No matter where I am, no matter what my job is at the time ……

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6 Responses to “Respond. — Look for the Helpers…for they are the Real Superheroes.”

  1. Miss Molly April 16, 2013 at 12:30 am #

    Amy, take your own bow as a hero for letting us know about the mommyverb site. I was really moved by it…Thanks so much for bringing into your own fold for the rest of us. I posted a comment there, too. We’re the mommas no matter how old our kids get to be.

  2. Amy April 16, 2013 at 12:47 am #

    She is wonderful and I am very glad to be the one to point you in her direction.

    So true, you never stop being a momma. Big hugs.

  3. ParentingIsFunny April 16, 2013 at 3:12 am #

    That’s good advice to bring hope.

    • Amy April 16, 2013 at 10:45 pm #

      It is hard to remember that a handful of people can cause so much havoc and that the world is not going crazy sometimes.

  4. MommyVerbs April 16, 2013 at 10:09 pm #

    Thanks ‘TickingMomma’…I think you are all kinds of wonderful yourself. I think you are my first reblogger…so that MUST mean we will be BFFs. 🙂 Seriously, these have been hard days and I have been more serious than usual. Thanks for the support! I love my blogging neighbor friends. ❤

    • Amy April 16, 2013 at 10:45 pm #

      BFF’s of COURSE. 🙂

      I know, very rough couple of days and I’ve been more serious than usual too.

      I thoroughly enjoy your blog and I’m glad I pointed a few other wonderful people your way! Big hugs.

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