For now, let's call this SuperMom a "Not Quite Superwoman." Like some others we've highlighted, she wasn't a mom when her story began.
Humor me while I describe her in a "modern" setting: she's got a college education. Her hair is perfectly styled and her roots never show. She's fit, hitting the home gym every morning without fail. Her Bible is well-worn, and her prayer journal is opened daily. Her home is decorated like the pages of a magazine, and her weekly shopping trips include stops at all the best Rodeo Drive has to offer. Her personal cook and housekeeper adore her, and her Instagram account has 450k followers. But beyond those pristine photo filters, her marriage is a mess. Her husband is a drunken, incorrigible man, and she silently wipes tears as she "fixes" his messes. She is a peacemaker on his behalf, carrying the weight of the world on her shoulders day after day.
You might know her. Or follow her IG account. You might secretly wish you could be her.
I know, I know. The Bible doesn't say all that about Abigail, but it DOES say that she was wise, and peacekeeping, and wealthy (at least, her husband was.) It also mentions that she was pretty. In today's world, she could have been everything described above.
Her home life was miserable, to put it mildly. And yet, she didn't waver in her faithfulness to her wretched husband or her Heavenly Father.
The story takes an unexpected turn when the future king, David, came along. Her husband was rude to David and his men (one version says he screamed insults at David!) and David planned retaliation. Abigail defied her husband and humbly approached David with food and an offer of peace, taking the blame for her husband. She'd probably had to do this many times before!
If you don't know how the story ends, I won't spoil it for you: read 1 Samuel 25. The bottom line is, I don't have a clue what you're facing based on your social media posts. And you don't know what another mom is facing either. We need to pray for each other. Call a friend today and ask if there's anything you can pray for. It may look like she's got it all together, but she may be praying for a friend. ❤️