Day 14 the power of a good movie

Last night we went to see The Odd Life of Timothy Green. Yes, I know it’s an “old” movie…but people…this family doesn’t go to the theater till it hits the {cheap theater}.

I was warned by my “author friend” {click on the link to read her review of the movie} as I so often refer to her, otherwise known as Christina, that I may very well sob my eyes out at the end of the movie, looking like a blubbering fool in public. {ok, I added the “fool” part}

{By the way, this is a great place for me to tell you to go buy her amazing, first novel that you won’t be able to put down, The Familiar Stranger.}

I so easily get on little rabbit trails today!

Back to the movie. I’m thankful for it. Even though this is obviously a story that could never happen in “real” life…it really could happen in real life. It’s about adoption. It’s about pouring your life into others. It’s about being able to let go of what you love the most.

{if you’ve seen this movie, you understand the leaf pictures…if not, go watch the movie 🙂 )

Timothy Green comes into this family’s life for a season. He touches the lives of so many people…and in a profound way for each of them. He leaves (no pun intended) them all better people, more compassionate people, more loving people than he came to them.

He is one of those people that will always have a special place in so many people’s hearts…simply because he was honest, loving and saw people at a heart level…beyond the surface.

I’m thankful for movies that provoke you to be a better friend, a better parent; movies that touch you at a heart level and cause tears to stream down your face.

Yes, just tears streaming…no sobbing for this mama. I sat through this movie with my family next to me…Josie in my arms sleeping…and thanked God for helping us to let go of what we loved so dearly last year and for opening our hearts to what He had for us this year.

{We never know when the last proverbial leaf will fall…live life to it’s fullest.}

A beautiful little girl who needed a family to love her. And a family who needed a little girl to love.

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