Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Blind Side

Last weekend we went to see The Blind Side. What a great movie! I walked away with my head spinning. There were so many good messages and reminders in the movie.

I loved that this family was not afraid to take this young man in even though he didn't look like them and they were ridiculed by others for doing it. They took Michael in because it was the right thing to do.

I cried when Michael walked into his very own bedroom and told his adopted mom, "I've never had one before." She responded, "What, a room to yourself?" To which he replied, "No, a bed."

Once again, I was reminded of how blessed I am. I have never wanted for a bed to sleep in. I may have missed a meal or two, but it was probably more about losing weight than about not having food to eat.

My family has been there to support me through thick and thin - something I think you don't fully appreciate until you are grown and have a family of your own.

If you are looking for something to do over the Thanksgiving weekend, consider going to see the movie. It was a great reminder that even when things are chaotic and challenging, I have so much to be thankful for.

I am surrounded by many people who make my life rich and adventurous. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

To Those Who Serve

Last night I was traveling home from Charleston, South Carolina. While walking to the gate for my connecting flight in Atlanta, I encountered many men and women serving in our military. I had the opportunity to say thank you to many of them for their service to our country. What a blessing!

It was really overwhelming to think that they have sacrificed and served on my behalf. Pretty incredible. We live in an amazing country filled with many many wonderful people.

To all of our veterans, THANK YOU! You are our heroes!!!! God bless you and your families.