How many times do expectant moms hear this phrase? I know I lost count. And I remember nodding my head in agreement (or sometimes rolling my eyes if I’d heard it multiple times that day). But really, I had no clue just how true this would be.
I could tell you that my kids have forced me to be a morning person. That I’m now expected to laugh at fart jokes. That I’ve learned to be a sports mom (7 soccer games this Saturday alone). Or that by having all boys, I’ve had to let go of how girly-girl I’ve always been.
Or I could tell you that there’s nothing like hearing “I love you, Mom” from those sweet little boys. That I’ve cried tears of joy over their milestones. That there’s nothing scarier than thinking something could be wrong with your babies. Or that the kids have brought me unimaginable joy.
But, you get it. You know how kids change your daily routines, how you experience happiness and worry over them, so different from anything you felt before kids.
That’s not all that happens, though. Having kids also changed me. I had to become strong enough to advocate for my children when they needed me. To have patience even in the moments when that was the furthest thing from my gut reaction. I had to find a balance between being gentle in my words and making sure my boys were learning right from wrong.
Since becoming a mom, I went from someone who believed most issues were black and white to knowing that it’s usually gray. I used to fight for everything and now I know not everything is a hill I want to die on. I used to want to be known for doing something, for being smart, for making some sort of difference. And now, I just want to be remembered by my kids as being a loving mom.
Okay, so my entry into parenthood and yours was nothing like what happened in Delivery Man. Yet we watch David’s (Vince Vaughn) journey as an unexpected discovery unfolds as a heartwarming story to find his long lost children and his true self.
“Hilarious and Heartfelt” – Peter Rallis, Rallis Review <— I completely agree. I actually teared up watching it! You can bring home this hilarious and heartfelt ‘Special Delivery’ on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD 3/25/2014. And maybe you’ll even end up watching it ‘533’ times!
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