Its the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman and the San Diego Comic Con is honoring this beautiful and powerful Icon with honor and pride. I am so proud to be a Wonder Woman fan! I have loved Linda Carter and how she represented the character in the tv series for many years.
As I think of Wonder Women in my life, I am in awe of how heroic they truly are whether in person or in spirit. In spirit, because my mother, Maria Luisa, passed away when I was five years old and she remained my Wonder Woman in my mind and in spirit. Although I only had one vague memory of her, it is what I held on to in order for me to stay on the right path. She represented hope, trust, faith, and life in my life through the spirit of love and memory. She gave me the strength and courage to pursue the goals that I wouldn't otherwise have pursued. She saved me from myself when at the edge of my last breath and made me realize that life was going to be always get better no matter what.
What woman in your life represents the Wonder Woman Icon? Maybe not so much in a super hero fantasy, but the actual female person that gives you hope and strength to carry on in real life.
My Wonder Woman in real life currently, is my wife Jo. She is an amazing friend, partner and psychiatrist wrapped in one. She's talented, funny, loving, understanding, caring, encouraging, and is the magnet of our family. People just love to be around and confide in her. She is clearly my real life Wonder Woman.
Her mother, my mother in law Norma, wouldn't be too far behind though. Talk about being the Matriarch of the family. She rules softly and with a cute smile, but she demands respect. Great cook, no holds barred type of organizer. She comes through when times get rough. She is an amazing hero.
I am blessed to know that my two beautiful daughters have received examples of great women in their lives an will continue to meet and set the high standard of being a real life Wonder Woman.
I also want to acknowledge all of the Wonder Women that are making an amazing contribution to society in the professional arena, service arena, and everywhere else! You are amazing and I love you!