Friday, August 29, 2014
Moms Night Out Review and Giveaway
Happy Weekend, friends! I have a fun giveaway - a copy of Moms' Night Out DVD and Blu-Ray two disc set!
I wish I could set you each up with your very own night out. A night of beauty, refreshment, peace, nourishment and a transfusion of courage to your weary soul. I would have quilts and comfy places to sit and quiet, flowers and twinkly lights and yummy food that you did not have to prepare. I would give you a big hug and tell you what a good job you are doing and that, yes, this mothering gig is extremely hard and we are in it together, sisters.
While this Mom's Night Out is a bit outlandish - the comic relief is welcome in light of what we know as reality. Life is messy. It is sticky and germy and noisy and chaotic. It interrupts and changes our plans until we are more flexible than Gumby.
Seeing yourself on the big screen is eye opening and touching and poignant all at the same time. It felt like someone "got" me when I watched this movie as I saw myself in Allison SO many times.
I have two very, very favorite parts. My very favorite of all is at the end of the movie - Allison is writing a blog post as a mommy blogger and she writes this,
"I am a mess. But I am a beautiful mess. I am His masterpiece."
Just let that sink in for a minute.
The other part that gets me every time is in a police station lobby. A rough looking biker dude named Bones is patiently waiting with Allison for this mess to get straightened out and she goes on and on about how she is not enough. He profoundly and in such a moving way points out that God did not make a mistake by making her the mama of her kids. "Enough for who?" is a question of his that comes to my mind over and over. Yes, I'm not enough for me.
I've laughed and cried during this movie and thought about parts of it for weeks afterward. I am thrilled to send one of you a copy provided in exchange for this review.
I'd love to make a visual of all the words that come to your mind when you think of motherhood. Leave one word. Leave more than one word. Whatever comes to mind and you'll be entered. Open to US residents only please. Comments will be open until Monday, September 1 at 10pm EST.
I received two copies of this movie in exchange for writing a review about it. All opinions and thoughts are completely my own.
Motherhood. Can't wait to hear your words - go!