Monday, August 2, 2010
The Blind Side
We just finished watching this movie...yes, we are behind the times. I'm almost at a loss as to what to write about it because it impressed me so much. Having adopted two children out of foster care and away from a life not too unlike what the movie portrays about the "projects", this movie really hit home. The "what if's" don't come to mind all too often any more, but after watching this movie, I can't help but wonder...what if our boys had not come into our lives when they did...where would they be now? Of course there's no need to wonder, really, because God had His hand on their lives from the very beginning and brought them into our family in His perfect time. But humanly speaking, I do wonder sometimes. I also wonder what our boys, especially our oldest, thought about the scene in the movie where Michael remembers being taken from his birthmom by protective services. This happened to our boys, and it breaks my heart to think about what was going through the minds of a two year old and a four year old being torn from the only life they had ever known...albeit, not a healthy one. It will definitely be cause for discussion at a later time! This movie touches on so many themes that our family can relate to...football, interracial adoption/foster care, education, family life. (Here's a great review from a Christian perspective.) If you haven't seen it, give it a try...if you have, what are your thoughts on it?