ME: The movie starts in 45 minutes! I haven't showered yet! Owen just peed on the floor! Dinner isn't ready! PLEASE tell me your on your way home!
TROY: No. I'll be leaving here in about 10 minutes.
ME: (Hitting my forehead on the wall and sighing loudly.) Why do I even try?!?
TROY: Oh, Love! Don't give up! I'll be there soon!
So, if you have seen the movie, doesn't that scene sound familiar??? I would never say that I'm "not happy," as it was stated in Mom's Night Out, but stressed would be a common word I use. I love being a mommy, homeschooling, etc. I even enjoy cleaning house and cooking, when I'm not interrupted fifty times before completing a task. It's just hard work. Work that never, ever, has a break. Except when you go out on a date, but it seems like it's so hard to let go of that stress even when trying to leave for that date!
The movie was a bit more stressful than I would prefer, but seeing it to the end was worth it. After all, I never thought that Trace Adkins could make me cry. (I don't cry much. Ask my husband.) By the end of the movie, I was reminded more than once that what matters is that I am His. And even though they didn't go into this detail in the movie (which is fine...it's okay that the Gospel wasn't thrown at me in a movie made by Christians!), I am covered by Christ's grace. My identity is in Him. He has covered this mess of mine with His beauty. I was reminded to stop beating myself up and comparing myself to this view I have of what I should be. Just do what God created me to do. Be a mom. Not a perfect mom. Just be there.
If you are a mom and haven't seen this movie, I would recommend it!