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!