January 14, 2009

The movie just doesn't matter

Hi world:
I had an experience yesterday that really helped to put my opinion into perspective.
When I came home from work yesterday, I found my husband and my darling Hannah laying in bed. Dave asked if I wanted to do something with him, and I know that Bride Wars has just come out, immediately said, "YES!! Let's go see the movie right NOW!!!
Since it was 4:55 and the movie started at 4:50, we quickly picked up Hannah and all of her "stuff" and rushed out the door. As we were driving to the movie theater, like 2 minutes from our house, Dave and I were discussing how this was going to be the start of a great evening for us. We would go to the movie, go out for dinner, and have a great family night.
We parked in the parking lot at the movies, rushed out of the car and quickly started running toward the box office. I suddenly realized that I had left my purse at home!! :( I looked at Dave with dispair in my eyes and our heads dropped and we turned and headed back toward the car.
As we were driving home, I couldn't help thinking about how our night was ruined!! I was upset that I had left such a vital thing home and now we would be able to have a good time together. Poor me!! I was sulking and pouting about what a terrible experience I was having. All I wanted was to have a good time with my family - and now it was RUINED!!
When we pulled in and stopped the car I said to Dave, take care of Hannah-I am very upset. And I went inside to take a bath! About 10 minutes later I hear Dave and Hannah giggling in the kitchen. Dave said to Hannah, "let's go find mommy!"
As the two loves of my life looked around the corner of the door, my heart melted and I quickly realized that my selfish pouting was preventing me from having the great family night I wanted. I don't need an exciting and funny movie and dinner at a resturant to enjoy the company of the people I love most, I just need to be near the people I love most and let them LOVE me. For the next ten minutes Hannah and I splashed around in the bathtub. It was a wonderful expereince.
I am thankful that I have such a beautiful girl and wonderful husband. Their unconditional love has helped me, so many times, to realize the important things in life. What would I do without them?


SMILES2ALL said...

I hope the rest of the day was a wonderful day with the fmaily. We need to get together sometime and hang out. You guys should come over to our place and we can do a bbq, and you guys can spend the night. give me a call I need your address!!

Linda said...

Chelsey, your story was choice and your discovery very profound. I have been looking at myself a little more carefully lately and asking "am I making this about me or reaching out to let it be about someone else?"