Forget Superman! Moms are the real heroes

Dustin Pollard

Superman may be faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but he holds no weight to my mom.

My mom raised three kids, including me, practically by herself and did everything she could to make sure my siblings and I had the best life possible.

Her name may not be Rick Ross, but she is a boss for sure.

My freshman year of high school my mom enlisted in the Army because she was struggling to find a job.

I still remember the day she told me she was enlisting. I actually laughed because I thought she was joking.

Here is a 40-year-old, 5-foot-3-inch, 130-pound woman, who prefers to spend her time reading, doing yoga and watching Oprah. How in the world is she going to make it in the Army?

My mom is originally from New Jersey, the land of GTL (gym, tan, laundry), so I figured she had never even been hunting before.

I highly doubt she had held a gun, much less shot one. And now she is going to be in Iraq running around with one?

I was also worried she may get pushed around, and I did not like the thought of a bunch of sergeants yelling at my mom because her shoelaces were not tied a certain way.

I honestly thought she was crazy, and Kid Rock had a better chance of winning a Grammy than she did of making it in the Army.

What I did not realize is my mom has actually been a soldier her entire life.

She has worked tirelessly to make sure there was enough food on the table for her three kids.

The Army was just another challenge for her. She aced it, like usual.

If Jay-Z challenged her to a freestyle battle I would probably put my money on my mom.

She may not know how to rap but if the winner received enough Chef Boyardee to feed me for a week, I would not put it past her to drop a Biggie Smalls-like verse.

Just call her the Notorious M.O.M.

But, seriously. My mom’s superpower is if there is anything she can do to help take care of her kids, she will do it. That is how much she loves us.

I am beyond proud to say she is my mom, and I can honestly say I would not be where I am today without her.

Awesome moms are the real superheroes because awesome moms have no kryptonite.