I was provided complimentary tickets to take me and my friends out to see Mom’s Night Out. All opinions about the movie are 100% my own.
She looked at her sparkly heels and cried — I love these shoes — they make my legs look SO good~ Allison
My friends and I got dressed up and went out for a night on the town to see Mom’s Night Out. Honestly — from the commercials, I knew it was going to be funny. I knew in my mind it was about a mom who felt overwhelmed by parenting little kids. What I did not expect was to get SO much out of this movie for myself. I learned one important aspect that I want to talk to you about — YOU ARE ENOUGH.
As soon as the movie started, this blogging mom was fist pumping when I heard Allison say — I’m a blogger. YES! Finally a movie that has a mom blogger in it. But — she did not stop there. She had started a blog and honestly — she felt like she had nothing to say that would matter that much to anyone.
And at that moment, I knew that Allison and I were kindred spirits.
No – I don’t have little kids. I have grown kids, but I can totally resonate with how she feels.
Her overwhelming OCD with a clean house.
Her inability to believe that people want to read what she has to say.
Her control freak natures.
And the fact that she feels like she is never enough.
But during the movie, Bones, who is played by Trace Adkins said something that just totally blew me away and has changed my perspective for the better about ME.
You’re not enough for whom? The kids, Shawn, or not enough for you? ~Trace Adkins
You see – I totally get that. I am THAT mom. A lot of the times I don’t feel like I am enough, so I strive harder to be this person who I think I NEED to be, only to discover that I am enough for all of that. I am enough mom for my kids. I am enough wife for my husband, and I am enough ME for me.
Jesus loves ME as I am — and I am enough for Him so that should be enough for me, right?
If you have yet to see this movie, I encourage you to go see it. You will laugh and cry and nod your head in agreement at some of the scenes in this movie.
Next week — I am hosting my own Mom’s Night Out at my house and inviting some of the women from our church so that I can share with them my thoughts from the movie and how as moms — we are definitely enough.
What about you? Have you seen it yet? How do you feel about yourself?