Jeff and I rented this movie the other night, you can read about it here: called WON'T BACK DOWN
It was an amazing movie, here is the PLOT...
Two determined mothers, a car dealer/bartender (Maggie Gyllenhaal) and a teacher ( Viola Davis ), look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy and corruption from the teachers' union president (Holly Hunter) and the school's principal ( Bill Nunn ), they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children.
I loved the movie, because it really showed what Mothers will do to protect their children. I truly believe that as Mothers..that is our ultimate job. To become Momma Bears and do whatever it takes to protect this little ones of ours. One of my favorite quotes from the movie was this one...
"You know those mothers that can lift 1-ton trucks? They're nothing compared to me!"
I love Momma Bears! ( You can get this poster here:
I remember talking to a young Mother the other day, and she mentioned that she fears that she has traits and weaknesses that she has seen in her own Mother through out the years. She didn't want to be that way but was afraid to figure out why she does what she does. Yet, she wants to be strong for her children ( by the way, don't our kids need us to be strong?)
Well, that is true... we do need to be strong but..we are only human and we will make mistakes, we will have moments of weakness! The point of life is to figure out why we do what we do, and if we don't like what we do...then do something different! We need to be better for our kids, we need to show them that even Mommy, some times needs help and to work on herself. Yes, we need to be strong for those kids, but also HEALTHY for them!!!! That is really what they need is a HEALTHY, STABLE MOM! One who not only fights for them at all cost, but is willing to look at her self and be brave enough to go down whatever road it might be... to become HEALTHY and HAPPY, not only for them but for ourselves too!
It is a great movie... watch it!
Good night dear friends!
"No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother's love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star." ~Edwin Hubbell Chapin