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Dreaming of Superheroes

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I’ll attach a superhero cape with his initials on it to his favorite t-shirt. Wrap it up in colorful paper and give it to him for his third birthday. When he wears it, he’ll know he can fly. He’ll know that stars aren’t out of reach for a superhero on a mission.

And we’ll giggle and play and laugh. And maybe sometimes put underwear on our heads or wear cowboy boots and tight pants. Maybe he’ll need a sidekick. A dog. Or a cat. Or a silly mom.

A girl can dream, right?

And the heroes that children want to be, and the things they think about, and the damsels that will need saving and the villains to vanquish. Maybe the day will come when that will be part of our days, when those stories and that imagining will fill our hours.

It’s not yet. And that’s okay. And it may not be soon. And that’s okay too. And maybe instead of superheroes, we’ll have princesses. And that’s definitely okay.

But today is a day for optimism and dreaming. A day to think about the joy that’s coming, and a day to sing about the joy I have already. I’m enjoying this day, but looking forward to what tomorrow might bring anyway.

TIME

Every Friday, Lisa-Jo Baker provides a prompt for “Five-Minute Friday“: Write for five minutes only–no editing, no rewriting. This week’s prompt is “Hero.”

Five Minute Friday

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3 thoughts on “Dreaming of Superheroes

  1. Today is a “day to think about the joy that’s coming, and a day to sing about the joy I have already.” This is a beautiful thought, Ria. Thank you for reminding me to be both hopeful and thankful for the joy that God gives…daily.

    May you rejoice in the fullness of your spiritual nest. “For the spiritual children of the desolate one will be more than the children of the married wife, says the Lord” (Isa. 54:1). Hallelujah!

    God bless you,
    HBHW

  2. Today is a “day to think about the joy that’s coming, and a day to sing about the joy I have already.” This is a beautiful thought, Ria. Thank you for reminding me to be both hopeful and thankful for the joy that God gives…daily.

    May you rejoice in the fullness of your spiritual nest. “For the spiritual children of the desolate one will be more than the children of the married wife, says the Lord” (Isa. 54:1, AMP). Hallelujah!

    God bless you,
    HBHW

  3. There is hope and optimism in your post; beautiful words as well. I do believe JOY will be coming as you can already appreciate the JOY in front of you. Unexpected JOY is always the best surprise of all. 🙂 Stopping over from Five Minute Friday. Here’s my “hero” post if you get a chance to read. –> http://wp.me/p39Wdr-bR God Bless… P.S. Following you now (we are both on wordpress 🙂

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