I am sure you have heard that Wonder Woman opened this past weekend. I am a huge fan of all things related to Superhero comic book movies. However, I didn’t know much about Wonder Woman and I had no interest in seeing the film. But Sunday came, I was missing my boys desperately and I saw someone post about how incredible the movie was, so I went. And I have not been this inspired by a film in a very long time. 

I am not going to go into detail of the plot. Google it or better yet, go see the movie. What captured my attention so much was the heart of Diana, Wonder Woman. The over all theme of who Wonder Woman is resonated for me. The compassion. The kindness. The courage. The peace. The justice. The belief in who she was. She wanted to help those in need. Save those who needed saving. She had no fear to walk into the heart of the battle if it meant giving relief to those in trouble. Nothing was going to stop her from doing what she needed to do. She, an Amazon woman, who could have stayed where she was and let the humans destroy each other. Instead, she walked away from all she knew to save the world. Unfortunately, she learned in the film that she couldn’t save everyone. A lesson we all have to learn. However, it didn’t stop her. She kept going. She keeps going. 

Wonder Woman saw that there will always be evil in this world. Human beings are with both good and evil. Yet, with love, evil can be conquered. A message that describes the world we live in today. Look around us. Bad things happen every day. Tragic events that take innocent lives. Bombings. Murders. Cancer. Hate. Judgement. Selfishness. We will never escape it. The evil – that is a part of who we are. But it doesn’t matter who we are but what we believe in. (Thank you Chris Pine for that wonderful statement!) 

Love. Believe in love. Believe in compassion. Believe in kindness. Believe in forgiveness. Believe in yourself and the amazing gifts you have to offer. What a beautiful message to send to our daughters. To our sons. I LOVE that this is who Wonder Woman is. I love that it is a WOMAN that gets to showcase this belief to the world. Finally, Hollywood is taking note the power a woman has. 

I am Wonder Woman. I get to be her everyday. In the way I live. In the way I love. In the way I keep going even though the evil becomes to much. I am Wonder Woman because I get to save the world everyday. It takes courage to be kind. It takes strength to extend love. It takes super powers to wake up every day and take on the evil in this world. I believe in love. I try to live this everyday. And I know I will never be a superhero. I know that I will never have a movie made about me. But I still do it. All of it. I believe in love. 

Now, I know that this movie is based on immortal Gods. Diana is the daughter of a God. Well so am I. You can believe in Jesus Christ. You can believe in Zeus. You can believe in nothing. The message is the same. Love will conquer. Love will overcome the evil in this world. And it starts with you. It starts with me. I find it in the Bible. Some find it in comic books. The message is the same.

“It’s about what you believe. And I believe in love. Only love will truly save the world.”- Diana, Wonder Woman

As women, we have the power to change the world. And we need to start with each other. We need to stop tearing each other down. We need to stop being judgmental of one another. We need to look for the good in each other. We need accept the differences that make us each unique. We need to acknowledge that our super powers will change the world. Let us come together. Let us embrace the Wonder Woman in us. Let us see that there will always be evil. But as women, we can take the first step towards love. We are the core of change. We are the center of it all. Let us rise up. Show the world what we are made of. Let us show our daughters and sons how to make an impact. Let us show our children that there is great strength in being a woman. By loving our neighbors. Standing up and being the voice for those who don’t. Being the good. As women, we have the power to make a difference. In the smallest ways. Yet, when we stand together, the small becomes powerful. 

Katie Weber

A momma of 2 young boys whose days are filled with wrestling, running, and noise. A Nebraska native with a love of coffee, the Lord, music, a good romance novel, movies, and dessert. Just trying to figure out single motherhood, to navigate divorce and co-parenting, to live and thrive with depression and anxiety, all the while finding the lovely in this life. Follow along for more at Lovely in the Dark.