4. Children Are a Blessing
Hamilton married Adam Dirks in 2013, and in 2015 she announced she was pregnant with her first child. But she wasn’t all that excited at first. She was young (25) and enjoying her surfing career. She also feared she couldn’t be a good mom with one arm – even though motherhood was always her dream.
“I just didn’t feel ready to be a mom,” she says in the film.
Others, though, including Adam, were thrilled.
“As I started to see his excitement and other people’s excitement around me, I was like, ‘Wow, this is a gift from God,’” she says.
Unstoppableshows Hamilton caring for her first baby, Tobias, by changing his diaper and putting on his clothes. We learn that during one competition, she even nursed him in between surfs. She and Adam now have a second son, Wesley.
Motherhood has changed her “a lot,” Hamilton told Crosswalk.
“I have grown to be more patient and less selfish,” she said. “I just love sharing life with my boys. And I think it helps you to relate to God's love for us, as well – just being able to understand how God sees us as His children and loves us.”
Visit BethanyHamilton.com/Unstoppablefor more information and a list of theaters.
Entertainment rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Family-friendly rating:4 out of 5 stars.
Unstoppable is rated PG for some thematic elements. Other content warnings: we hear at least half an f-word during old new footage of the shark attack and one or two OMGs. Of course, since this is a film about surfing, we see plenty of bikinis, too.
Photo courtesy: Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures/Lieber Films