Mar 032014

I recently watched Disney’s “Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story”, an adorable 38 minute stop-motion animated film following the epic journey of Blank in his quest to be reunited with his lost soul mate, Bow.

Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story – Trailer on Disney Video
Watching Blank’s adventure in finding his lost love, reminded me of my own love stories. There are so many people that I have a deep love for in my life – my parents, my sisters, my friends and other family members, John and Kayleigh. For each of these people in my life, there is a special story of how we were united, and how our love grew for one another.

Blank Meeting

I think most of us would travel the world to find “the one” if we were accidentally separated from them. Some times, our journey to find our soul mate isn’t even on such a big scale as Blank’s journey.

To me, a soul mate isn’t necessarily your life partner. A soul mate can be anyone for whom you have a deep love for, and an unbreakable bond. I believe everyone in my close inner circle is a soul mate.  Each person brings out something different in me.  

One of the strongest bonds I have, is with my daughter, Kayleigh. I have never loved someone so much in my entire life. From the moment I found out I was pregnant with her, to the moment I first saw her and held her in my arms, and even still now, she just takes my breath away.

Birth photo

My journey to find Kayleigh was a long one. I always knew I wanted to have children. I spent much of my 20’s wishing that a child would come into my life, but it was not meant to be at that time. All of my friends had children already, and I was beginning to think it just wasn’t going to happen for me. It wasn’t until my 31st birthday, that I found out I was finally going to be blessed with a child of my own. I could hardly stand the excitement.

It was a long nine months waiting for Kayleigh’s arrival. I wondered what she would look like. Would she have my green eyes, or John’s brown eyes? Would she have blonde hair like I did as a baby, or would she have dark hair? What kind of personality would she have? What would her laugh sound like? So many questions went through my mind.

As Kayleigh grew inside of me, so did my bond with her. Before she was even born, I was deeply connected to her. The final leg of our journey to meet each other was very difficult, much like Blank’s journey to find Bow. I endured a 24 hour unmedicated labor, with 2.5 hours of pushing. The only thing that kept me going, was knowing that soon I would be able to finally hold my daughter in my arms. I would finally get to meet her, and know her, and shower love upon her.

Blank Snow

The moment I first laid eyes upon her, was the greatest moment of my life. I immediately fell in love with her, and thus began our journey together, as mother and daughter.

Kayleigh is almost 10 months old now, and I have never spent more than an hour or two apart from her. She is constantly on my mind.

I had umbilical hernia repair surgery last week, and I feel as though I am on another journey to be reunited with her. I have not been able to feed her, change her diaper, hold her, or cuddle with her in almost a week while I recover from my surgery. While she is in the same room as me, I can’t help but miss her. I miss those really close mother/daughter moments we had. I can’t wait until this journey comes to an end and I can hold her in my arms again.

I know over time, as she grows into a woman, our relationship will change, but my love for her never will. It will only grow stronger. We will go through many journeys together in our lifetime.

Blank Sunset


  • Disney Interactive and Google teamed up to launch “Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story,” an original animated short film. The film will be available exclusively on Google Play, Google’s online store offering digital movies, books, music, apps, games and more.
  • Based on the popular Disney Parks Vinylmation collectible franchise, “Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story” is a 38 minute stop-motion animated film that tells the story of Blank, an unpainted Vinylmation, on an epic adventure through an original new world to find his lost soulmate.
  • Guests can download “Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story” for free exclusively on Google Play and can view the film online from their computer, or on their Android phone or tablet, or iPhone and iPad through the Google Play Movies & TV app. (Get the app for Android or iOS.)
  • To celebrate the premiere, Google is also inviting fans to share frames from the film with friends and family as digital greeting cards at After sharing a frame, guests can unlock a second special film, “Cranes in Love,” created especially for Google users.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

What’s your love story? 

  26 Responses to “What’s Your Love Story? Disney’s “Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story””

  1. This was such a sweet story. I’ll have to download the short today after school and watch it with my daughter. She’s six, and the time really does fly right on by,

  2. Looks lie a very cute film, will have to watch it later. Thanks for sharing.

  3. What a sweet story you shared! I loved the Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story short. Even though I haven’t really gotten into collecting the Vinylmations yet, anything Disney is tops in my book.

  4. How sweet. My Hubby would love this. He’s an avid vinylmation collector. :)

  5. How funny, I was just watching this short this morning! It is so sweet and inspiring – who would have thought that a stop animation short would be so moving? :)

  6. Your story about your daughter is precious

  7. Such a sweet story, thank you for sharing. Also, I need to see this short!

  8. This looks cute! And your daughter is so cute. I’m hoping to get pregnant and have a little girl too.

  9. I definitely want to get this from the app store. It’s just so super sweet!

  10. That looks like a really cute movie! I love the picture of you and your sweet lil one!!!

  11. That is cute – such sweet moments coming to me now, but I really can’t believe how quickly kids are growing

  12. I hadn’t heard about this animated short before. This is such a sweet story!

  13. What a wonderful post & a great idea for a story!

  14. I love stop-motion and I love short films, this looks adorable. How do I not know about this with ym Vinylmation character collection? Such a touching tale, the both of them!

  15. Awww what a sweet story…. totally love short stories…thanks for sharing…

  16. Love this. I’ll have to show this to my girls tomorrow. They are in love with the Disney Vinylmations

  17. That is such a sweet story about you and your daughter. The Disney Vinylmations are fun to watch. I will show them to my kids.

  18. Ahh such a sweet story! I can’t wait to watch this Disney movie.

  19. i’m watching this movie tomorrow when the kids are at school. I love the whole idea of it. and like you I bonded with my kids well before they were “outside” in the world. love being their mama!

  20. Love the photo of you two!

  21. what a sweet story! Mine would be the moment I got to hold my 5 children for the 1st time too!

  22. I have heard of blank, but I wasn’t sure what it was until I read your blog post. Thanks for telling me all about it. And for sharing your sweet story.

  23. This looks really different and cute! Hadn’t heard of it, but will definitely check it out!

  24. This is so sweet! I love this new thing Disney is doing! How do they keep coming up with such cool stuff?

  25. Beautiful post! Brings back a lot of memories. We tried six long years to get pregnant and looking back, I think it was a blessing in disguise. I think I had a greater appreciation and more patience as they were growing up.

    Love what Disney is doing. Very different.

  26. I’ve never heard of vinylmation, but I’m loving your story! So sweet!

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