Today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman inspires me with her resolve and her love. Her life was forever changed almost 4 years ago when her then, 17 year old son suffered a massive brainstem stroke. She’s currently a stay-at-home mom, author and caretaker to her now 21 year old son.
Meet Vickie Night, a real-life Wonder Woman!
KR: Vickie, when I think of you, the word that immediately comes to mind is “strong.” How does this label make you feel?
VN: Many ask “How are you so strong?” I do not consider myself strong and on most days I do not feel strong. I do not have a choice but to be strong, not just for me but for my 3 children. I made a resolve early on that I was going to show up for my son and make his life as normal and as positive as I could for him. Some days I do it better than others, and it is on the hard days that God carries me and stengthens me with a super natural strength.
KR: Please tell us about what brings you joy and fulfillment.
VN: My children and family bring me immeasurable joy. Spending time at the beach, which is my happy place. Going for a long run and spending time in God’s Word.
KR: We all have inner superpowers. What are some of yours?
VN: I am a very loyal person – I’ve gone to the same hairdresser for over 25 years! I am a positive person and can find humor in most circumstances. I love deeply and passionately and will defend someone or a cause fiercely if needed.
KR: Can you tell us about an influential woman in your life and how she inspired you?
VN: I would have to say my sweet sister in Christ Amanda Brown. She passed away many years ago from a valiant battle with cancer. Her attitude, resolve, strength and faith just inspired me and encouraged beyond words.
KR: If you could have one super-human power, what would it be?
VN: For obvious reasons, healing.
KR: What do you do for fun? What are your hobbies?
VN: I love to run and do anything outdoors. I also love spending time with family and friends. Unfortunately because I am a full time caretaker I do not have much time for hobbies.
KR: Knowing what you know at this stage of your life, what words of wisdom would you give to your 20-year-old self?
VN: I would tell myself to take time for me. Time to grow, to establish myself and know who I am. To set healthy boundaries and to not be afraid! And most importantly to study God’s Word before I need it.
KR: I understand you and your son have co-authored a book. What can you tell us about it?
VN: I just finished writing a book with my son about his stroke. It is called “My John 3:16” It is being released in a few weeks. As soon as it is available there will be a link on my son’s website – JMstrong24 – where it can be purchased.
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