Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Blind Side

Hubs and I had date night Saturday. It was totally spur of the moment and it was wonderful.

We went to dinner and the movies to see The Blind Side. If Sandra Bullock doesn't win an Academy Award for her performance then shame on them. Tim McGraw and Quinton Aar
on did a wonderful job too.

You can go here to get a little background on the movie. This was one of those movies where I just wanted to get up in the middle of the story and go home and hug my kids. It made me laugh and cry. It made me clap and cheer. And it made me hold my breath and exhale slowly.

It also made me want to go and buy the book when it was over. And after it was that is just what Hubs and I did. We went to Target and bought the book.

But through out the movie I just kept thinking how great our God is. How wonderful He really is.

God knew back, way back before any of the characters were born what would happen.

He led Sean and Leigh Ann together. Gave them the resources they would need to help Michael before they even knew who he was.

Let them be in the right place at the right time. To help him, love him, give him a home and a future he would not have had.

He gave Michael a sister and brother who stood by him, when even they were being talked about by their peers. God gave Leigh Ann and Sean the tools they would need to teach their children about character and standing up for those you love and believe in.

God gave Micheal a future. And all I can think of is Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

God gave Michael hope and a future. And he trusted God to give him these things. While the move doesn't come right out and say that he prayed for this. I know he must have. He must have prayed for God to help him and give him a family that loved him.

And Leigh Ann and Sean must have prayed to. Prayed to be able to help Micheal and give him what he so desperately desired.

I'm so glad we have an awesome God and that I serve Him.

If you see no other movie this year, see this one. It will not disappoint. I promise!


Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Amen sister! My sentiments exactly! We went to see The Blindside the first weekend out and I SO LOVED IT!!

Got the book too!

Lou Cinda ;)

Brooke said...

i knew it had to be a doosy when the commerical made me cry.

"i've never had one before"

"what, a room of your own?"

"a bed"

i think we're seeing it next weekend.

Hubs said...

You failed to remind people not to watch the opening Joe Theisman sequence. Trust me look away for that first 3 minutes, you'll thank me later.

Genny said...

I plan on seeing it for sure! Can't wait!

Unknown said...

I can't wait to see that. And Precious too. I really want to see Precious. I love our God. He is so great.