My life is a whirlwind right now and tomorrow looks crazy as well. I know I'll already be running late when I wake up in the morning...Not that I'll wake up late but that you have to do certain things during normal waking hours and I quite simply don't have enough of those.
I just need a few more hours of daytime so that I can run as far as I want, make as many calls as I need and get all my groceries in one long trip.
My days are full of fast movements and quick turns. I feel like I'm driving fast on a hilly road holding on for dear life. Crazy. But that's tomorrow. For now, I sit reflecting on my today.
Earlier I did what any sane mother who had no time would do. I took my children to see Up.
Now I had already read some reviews and even heard part of the story. I knew to expect to cry. I just didn't know how much.
The movie was absolutely fabulous. I cried all the way through it. I even laughed while I was crying and I can't stop thinking about all the wonderfulness in the story. I am taking Andrew back to see it. I think it is the most romantic movie I've seen in many years. Who knew cartoons and classical music could tell such a heartwarming and heartbreaking tale?
I won't spoil it but I will tell you that I learned many lessons in Up and I'm sure many more as I continue to think on this inspiring story.
As I watched Up, I saw a boy with a dream become a man with a plan. I watched that man mature into someone that saw the value of time and risks, although a little too late. I saw a desperate old man willing to go to great measures to make his dreams come true and in the process learned many truths.
Sometimes it doesn't always look like you imagined.
Dreaming dreams true takes courage and outside-the-box thinking.
True love inspires us to movement.
Intrusions, annoyances and distractions are not always what they seem.
The end doesn't always justify the means.
The stuff that defines our dreams must be let go of so that our dreams can spread their wings and fly.
You can go further when you let go.
It's okay if the vision changes along the way.
Just because it turns out a little differently doesn't mean you've failed.
Sometimes the dream is right before your eyes and you just can't see it.
I loved this movie more than my children did. They loved it. I loved, loved it. I'll share more after I take Andrew.
Take a break from the chaos. Go see Up and be inspired.