movie night | we bought a zoo

Over the years I have become very put off by watching movies that make me cry, mainly because I simply hate to cry.  My husband would be considered lucky to most men because he is not dragged to the theater to endure another chick flick or sob story, since I'm not crazy about them.  If it's a movie about people dying, animals being hurt or dying or tender parent/child moments... then count me out.  Maybe because death of loved ones is just too hard for me to emotionally handle or maybe I've been made fun of too many times while ugly crying in a theater, but my love for these types of movies has been long lost.

However, every now and then, a movie comes along where I haven't watched the trailers and am totally unprepared for... well... the bawl-my-eyes-out-session.  We Bought A Zoo was one of those movies.  We decided to watch it while Sadee was napping and I had a hunch that it was going to be more sentimental than normal.  But, Matt Damon won me over.  We watched it.  We loved it.  And I cried - during the movie and for about 10 minutes after the movie.  It was complete with my "ugly-crying-trio" - people dying, animals being hurt and dying, and tender parent/child moments.  Gosh.  On top of all that, it was one of those movies that made me think.  It made me think about how much I love my little family and I never want to lose them and I never want them to lose me.  

Tonight I couldn't stop snuggling both my baby and my husband.  Our days get busy and sometimes I forget to slow down and be present.  At 14 months, Sadee is blooming with personality.  She's understanding more everyday and I love being a part of her life.  She laughs and plays and loves so completely that my heart can barely contain itself.  Sure, she is pushing boundaries and pulls a squinty-eyed naughty face when she's doing something she's not supposed, but she spends more time looking in my eyes, chattering away about her day, and giving a lot of hugs and kisses.  And then there's her with her daddy, the love of my life.  They are two peas-in-a-pod.  How could I want anything more than this?  These two people who make my life more complete than ever before. All this from watching We Bought A Zoo.  I can't imagine the pain of not being in their lives.  To not be part of each laugh and hug and high-five... each baby tooth grin, attempt at winking, and the wonderful sound of "mom" being spoken in the next room.

Motherhood has truly been magical, and I'm glad it will never end.
This is exactly where I want to be - being the wife and mother to this little family that I call mine.

1 comment

  1. Oooh everything about this was so good! Three big cheers for fam and mothering. And your redesign...I'm still drooling over it. Good job, Kels! You're awesome.


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