“Here! Just take the f-ing honeybun and eat them all!” I said yesterday morning, to my 7-year-old. I was having another moment, a heated difficulty of balancing being a mom who needs to be attentive all the time and being punched in the gut once again by another job with little appreciation. In that moment, I received news that I had trouble accepting, and I took it verbally out on my daughter. It’s a battle that I’ve spent the last few years dealing with and trying to fix on my own.
After I calmed down (removed myself from the room), I took her hand and took her to a quiet place to talk. I apologized for getting upset and yelling at her. I told her I was sorry for lashing out with my words and that it’s not okay. Like an angel (in all sense of the word) she forgave me, kissed my cheek, and offered a hug. We both agreed we missed daddy and went about our day.
But, the mom guilt and realization that she takes so much from me since this deployment started, began to nag at me. When she came and sat next to me a couple hours later and whispered, “Mommy, I’m sorry I made you mad,” I realized that she and I needed some one on one time together.
K and I saw previews for, The Star Movie, during one of our last Mother/Daughter Movie Nights and so as I hugged her and told her it was okay, picked up my phone, and set up a sitter for her brother. We were going to the movies…
In Sony Pictures Animation’s THE STAR, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a lovable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas.Written by Teaser-Trailer.com
I believe in the story of Jesus, his birth and everything it stands for. That said, there are a LOT of things that I am unsure of on where I stand. I won’t get religious or bible-thumping on you here, but this was a great movie. I love animals and I believe this movie was done in a way that you actually put yourself in the animals shoes. Bo, the MC, has a dream of riding in the King’s Caravan; usually, a job deemed for elegant horses and not dirty, mill donkey’s.
But, this film showed that God does truly have a plan for everyone, and not just humans. No matter what you believe in terms of God, Jesus, and the Holy Ghost…take your kids to see this movie. It also has a message of friendship, forgiveness, and love. Isn’t that what we want to teach our kids anyway?
Come back here and comment if you go see it, I’d love to hear what you think!
My Rating: 4.8/5 stars.