Thursday, May 8, 2014

I'm a Beautiful Mess - Moms' Night Out Movie

Getting to sneak peak and watch this new movie Moms’ Night Out, being released Mother’s Day weekend was a real treat.  But the bigger treat was watching it with my husband.  Date Night at home!  Moms’ Night Out is supposed to be a family comedy about the beautiful chaos of parenting but somewhere in the midst of the laughter; there were times I had tears in my eyes watching the perils of the moms on the screen.   

The writers of this movie somehow captured the way moms are tough on themselves, the way we strive to be a form of mothering perfection for our families that doesn’t really exist and the way we hide our parenting struggles from our mom friends around us. 

I absolutely loved watching this movie with my husband, but I can’t wait to see Moms’ Night Out with my girlfriends at the theater.  We moms need each other.  We need to let down our guard, show that none of us have it all together all the time, and build each other up through faith, fellowship and fun.   

Moms' Night Out Movie - Just be you God will take care of the rest
Moms' Night Out
There were times last night when my husband turned to me and said this movie was a bit too close to home.  A mom who seems a little crazy stressed and has blow up moments while forgetting to put mishaps into its proper perspective??  Um.  It’s like they were inside our house. (Only my house doesn’t look like it came out of a Ballard Designs catalog, gosh I loved the d├ęcor of the set.) 

It’s a really good thing I know how to laugh at myself, cause at times it felt like it was me up on that big screen feeling like I was failing at the basics of life and just trying to keep it all together.    And that’s part of what was so beautiful and funny and the same time.  We are all “that mom” sometimes.  We have crazy moments where we lose it and explode and wish we could emulate those women around us who seem to be doing it right.   

What was this movie like?  Laughter, tears, a little introspection and lots of reassurance that we are all a little mixed up crazy and that’s how it’s supposed to be.   Parenting is a tough job, an important job. No Mom is the “perfect Mom” and even those who look like they have it all together have a bit of paralyzing stress from time to time. 

“I’m a Mess.  But I’m a Beautiful Mess.  I’m His Masterpiece, and that’s Enough.”  True and powerful words that sum up the message of the new movie Moms’ Night Out.  God made us; He gave us our children and family.  We need to trust that we are doing what He created us to do and just breathe and enjoy. 



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