I woke up way too early this morning, feeling weepy and sad for who knows what reason. The resulting thoughts are what led me to this “not about food”post. You know how when you are laying there wishing you could get more sleep and you aren’t falling asleep, things just spin through your brain? This morning. ME. Then I started surfing online and saw that Mom’s Night Out, the new inspirational movie, may not be in theaters past this Thursday and I got really angry.
The critiques lambasted this movie. I’m really not sure who decided to get together and form this force against the movie but clearly some one has. Why do I say that? Because the overwhelming feedback I have gotten from so many moms of all walks of life is that they left the movie feeling refreshed for whatever their walk is. The overwhelming “critical” review is that the movie wants to tell moms they should all be stay at home moms doing nothing with their lives. That’s their opinion in a very kind nutshell. It makes me sad that some one felt the need to create their own storyline of conjecture off a clean movie that uplifts moms no matter what they do, that says
I see this struggle every day. Hear so many of you who suffer through, silently feeling that you aren’t enough because you work outside the home, you don’t work outside the home, you are stressed, you are tired, you are worrying, and you DON’T FEEL ENOUGH. Often I don’t feel enough.
Moms, you are enough. You are. Whether your house is spotless or a mess, you are enough. Where ever you are, struggling to get by, sure you are destroying your children for life, while you try to hold it all together, know that every day you are trying, you are enough. You are. Look around at the mess that appears to be your life, and stop just for a moment to count the blessings.
In these moments…
- Those hand prints on every shiny surface? Look at your children and how quickly those tiny hand prints are fading. The windows can stay smudged while you read an extra story. YOU ARE ENOUGH.
- That smile you just dropped off at day care or school while you rushed frantically to work, give it an extra kiss then go off to work knowing, that face loves you and YOU ARE ENOUGH.
- Those few hours you took just for you as your child screamed, “Mommy, don’t leave.” They refresh you, rest you. The guilt? Push it away because YOU ARE ENOUGH.
- You stink at cleaning. YOU ARE ENOUGH.
- You stink at cooking. YOU ARE ENOUGH.
- You work to hold 2 jobs to help make ends meet. YOU ARE ENOUGH.
- There aren’t enough hours in your day. YOU ARE ENOUGH.
- You are doing this all alone and you don’t know how you can make it one more day. Your children will see your love. Even if not today, someday, and YOU ARE ENOUGH.
I am begging you, if you can get away for just 2 hours this week, please do see Mom’s Night Out. This isn’t a message paid for by anyone. This isn’t on “behalf of” or anything else. This movie isn’t about you being a stay at home mom. It’s about encouraging you and uplifting you up no matter where you are or what walk of life you are in, because YOU ARE ENOUGH.