Wow. I remember when I first met you. You were like that superhero that every girl wants. Without hesitation you swooped in and saved the day. You rescued a damsel in distress and saved me from my pain. You replaced the tears with laughter. You replaced the insecurities with confidence. You were my Superman.
But over time, the kryptonite that so ensued you began to leak over into my own life. I could now see you for who you really were: Clark Kent.
Not Superman. But just another ordinary guy. A guy who appears to have super powers but in reality is human just like the rest of us. A guy that can and will make mistakes. A guy that didn’t truly deserve so much credit for my happiness.
Now that I’ve seen you for your reality, that fantasy that so carefully played in my head no longer exists.
You didn’t save me. God did. You weren’t the source of my laughter or replaced tears. I had finally received my healing. You didn’t make me confident. I finally woke up and realized my worth.
Wow. So the reality is, it was really ALL GOD and ALL ME that got me to this place that I’m in today. But for so long, I had given you all the credit. I had epitomized you to be this great man of power, this great superhero that deserved credit for the woman I am today. When, in fact, I’ve discovered that the real superhero lies within me.
I pushed past the pain. I pushed past the tears. I pushed through the healing stages and the ups and downs that come with that. I pushed through the insecurities. I pushed through the feelings of a lack of self-worth. I pushed through towards confidence.
Yes…the real superhero has been me this whole time. The hero has been within me, within my own heart. Now that I know that, your acceptance or approval is no longer needed, wanted or sought after.
And now here I stand before you. Bold and confident in my God. Bold and confident in my worth. Bold and confident in who I am as a woman. Bold and confident knowing that you nor any other man will be able to break me.
I stand as Superwoman.
To all my other superwoman out there, be reminded of this:
“When you’ve felt all hope is gone, look inside you and be strong. And you’ll finally see the truth. That a hero lies in you.” ~Mariah Carey
This letter is dedicated to all the Superwomen out there who have had to push past the pain of every hurt that they ever felt from any man. It is not meant to bash men but to help us, as women, learn to place our hearts in God’s hands and not man’s hands. You keep pushing my sister and rely on that true strength that comes from within and always know that you can overcome ANYTHING. There’s a hero that lies in you. ~Videllia Davis
(All pictures were found using Google and are not my own.)