Tonight Mike and I tried to watch the movie "My week with Marilyn". I was so excited to see the movie that I could hardly contain myself. However..........we could not get the movie in time since the phone company did not properly hook up our TV to our cable so we missed it. I was very disappointed. So we settled on the movie, "Extremely loud and Incredibly close" with Tom Hanks. I knew the movie was based around the events of 9/11 so I was sure it was going to be a cry fest. However, I had NO clue the movie also centered around a brilliant boy with a few phobias. We started watching the movie and about 30 minutes in I said, " that sweet boy is so brilliant and I bet he has Aspergers". In the movie he states his test was undetermined.
We watched the tale unfold. I wished Em was with us to watch the movie, but she was with her dad. So at the end of the show with my eyes swelling shut from tears of understanding, and more........Em texted. "Mommy........I love you once I love you twice I love you more than beans and rice". I texted back, "I love you to the moon and back,.......... and then to the sun and back". She then said "how was your day". She is a sweet kid!!
Sometimes I think certain movies should be required for everyone to see. So people can understand loss, grief, being grateful, tragedy, triumph, special needs, sympathy, patience.........and more. I just think.........on the very rare occasion..... Hollywood gets it right.
Now I am going to ice the bags under my eyes...........tonight I think fate picked the right movie. It reminded me to appreciate those around me. You should take the time and muster the strength to truly watch this movie..........and everything it encompasses.