The other night, I had the privilege to be invited to a screening of Mission: Impossible Rouge Nation the newest film in the series. Let me tell you it was an awesome experience. As you may have already known, the movie stars Tom Cruise as agent Ethan Hunt. He believes that there is an underground organization called the syndicate. He will stop at nothing to prove this to his bosses in Washington. Along the way he meets up with a double agent- who goes by the name of Lisa. She wants to help Ethan, but also makes his job more difficult along the way. Many characters from the previous film are included in this one including one of my favs and some good comic relief- Benji, Ethan Hunt’s best friend. There are tons of fights, the special effects are amazing, and the acting is top-notch. I don’t want to give to much away, but the movie was awesome and a must see. Trust me on that one.
Now Mission:Impossible Rouge Nation gets you thinking of what you have done in your own life. A #Mompossible mission if you will. Now as a dad, I can still relate to this. My #Mompossible mission would be changing myself. I got married when I was 19. A month after we got married, we had our first daughter. I was about to go off to basic training for the Air Force in a few months. It was a hard time for all. I was very distant and didn’t want to help my wife out as much as she needed. I would play a video game or do something else that I wanted. Well I went to basic, then tech school, then home and we went to begin our life. I got deployed, got injured, came back home just in time to see the birth of our son. Even after this still I would help out a bit more, but not to the standard a dad should and a mom needs. A few years passed and I continued this I would almost say selfish behavior. Then in 2010, we had our third child, another daughter. When she was born I knew I needed to do more and change for the better. For a few months I did. Then I slipped back. Finally in late 2012, a lightbulb came on it would seem. I needed to change. I needed to be the father (and husband) I was supposed to be. Why couldn’t I have seen this sooner? Why did I waste seemingly all those years? The road to change is not easy. It was hard and involved many personal battles within myself. I can now say while not fully who I want to be yet, I am 100 times the father and man I was even 3 years ago. Love and support help. It was a #Mompossible mission I am glad I undertook. Never give up no matter what your battle. If you fight through it, you will come out so much better for it!! I know I did.
These are the feelings I got while watching Mission:Impossible Rouge Nation. I’m thinking while you watch it, you will too.
Don’t forget, Mission:Impossible Rouge Nation is in a theater near you Friday July 31st!!! Get tickets at Fandango.