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
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.
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.
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.
ABOUT DISNEY’S “BLANK: A VINYLMATION LOVE STORY”
- 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 blankmovie.withgoogle.com. 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.