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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

THE BLIND SIDE



I simply can not say enough good things about this inspiring movie of love, hope, and courage ... We took Jeremiah's AAU basketball team last night to see it and we all wore our TEAM 147 SWEATSHIRTS and had the honor of answering quite a few questions about our project and heart for the orphans ...


As I watched the movie and studied the actor's face who was portraying Michael Oher, I saw the millions of hurting and abandoned children all over the world and just down the street ... Our responsibility is huge and it is never ending ... We can not turn our face or our hearts when we see a hurting child no matter their age  ... Michael Oher is a testimony to the spirit of a survivor ... He was wandering and waiting for someone to care ... He was existing on sheer strength of character ... I am thankful for a heavenly Father that was always there walking with Michael and the millions of others, but that does not excuse us of the responsibility to CARE, to ACT, and to simply be BROKEN for those who have NO ONE ...

I know life is no MOVIE and I am sure there were many times the Tuohy family and Michael struggled to communicate, hurt one another, and just felt this is way to hard, but they didn't give up ...  GOD calls us to the hard stuff ... WE ARE BELIEVERS, so it time we put our big girl panties on and stepped up the plate and say HERE I AM LORD SEND ME !!!!  I am willing to give of self and resources ... I am willing to love unconditionally ... I am willing to stand in someone's corner and tell them they are not alone ... I am willing to be uncomfortable and tread through it if needed to get to the other side ... I AM WILLING TO CLAIM YOU AS MY OWN ... Isn't that what Christ did for all of us ... He SAID I CHOOSE YOU ... Messy, sinful, mean, uncooperative, damaged YOU to be HIS VERY OWN ...

I could write a book (oh, wait I am ... seriously, I still am) .... LET'S CHALLENGE OURSELVES EACH DAY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE  !!! To never stop seeing through the eyes of Christ ...

Happy Thanksgiving ... love you all ...






16 kind words.:

Abbie said...

AMEN SISTER!

I am waning to see that movie...great story!!

Abbie

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Gwen - First, I can't wait to see this movie!

Second, love the sweatshirt!

Third, I am standing with you - got my big girl panties on (love that by the way) and ready to lock arms to fight the good fight and love on those who are hurting and need to know they are NOT alone in this journey of adoption!

I love you and praising God for your heart and bringing you into my life!

Together we can do the impossible with GOD leading the way!

Wishing you and your family a very blessed Thanksgiving!

Jill

Kendra said...

Thanks for sharing, Gwen. I am looking forward to taking our kids as well. I saw the actors on the view the other day and those they portrayed. What amazing people!!

Cari said...

My husband and I saw this movie over the weekend, and all I can say is WOW! God even used it in a mighty way to speak to us. I hope more people see it and allow God to change their lives and perhaps the lives of others.

Diane and all said...

Did ya' hear me cheering...YES, YES, YES, with every word of this blog post...here in my laundry room in little old Indiana?

You know I love your heart and the rest of your ever growing Team there, hug your Mama tight for me, tomorrow, Gwen.....and....Happy Thanksgiving to you and your precious, precious Team...can't wait to see next Thanksgiving's Team photo:)

Waiting For Bella said...

Amen Girl! Go ahead and preach for a minute if you like. I too went to see this movie tonight. It is indeed fabulous!! Yes, it is time for some women and men of God to step up and be accountable for the works of the Lord that He has called us "all" to. Be blessed!!

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Gwen the movie was awesome - we went tonight! I am so ready for Lilly to come home - oh my!

Love and blessings,
Jill

emily said...

Loved, loved the movie. Wow.

Happy Thanksgiving. So very thankful that you are in my life!!

Missy said...

Love this post, Gwen! No truer words were ever spoken! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family near and far!

Blessed Mom of Four, Now Five said...

I'm glad you posted that. I've been thinking about going to see it and now I know I will.

I love the new blog look...and how cool that you can sit here at home and see the faces of your children in Uganda.

Blessings for peace as you wait.

Robbie

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

Couldn't have said it better myself!!

mysistersjar said...

We are planning on seeing the movie soon!

Also, love your new blog look. Very uber cool.

I'm so envious that you get to see and talk to your kids. This weekend is 3 years that we have been waiting to go get Zaza in Colombia.

Blessings while you wait.
Linda

Nancy said...

Oh, oh, oh! Was that not the BEST movie???? Shao cried her heart out, and me? I cried a little, but mostly I thought about the great heart of the Tuohy family, and of Michael's sadness early on, and then how the love of a family changed EVERYTHING for him. What a movie!!!!!!!!! LOVED it! Definitely one I would go see AGAIN...and definitely one I will the DVD of. MUST have this to watch again in the comfort of my jammies! :)

Love you! Nancy in CT

Kristi J said...

oh, i can't wait to see it some day when it comes out on video...Kelly said it was great..Happy Thanksgiving!! kj

themiddlemom said...

Amen Amen Amen! My Best friend and I are coordinators for our county's Heart Gallery. We have moved it 73 times in the past 18 months-the hardest part is that the same teens that were in the gallery in the beginning....are still with us. As we moved it this morning-we just asked the Lord to provide the families for these precious teens who deserve a family!!! I love following your blog and am grateful for 'sisters' who share my heart for the orphan!
Love and blessings,
Christie :)

Anonymous said...

Leigh Anne Tuohy herself said that "This ain't Ozzie and Harriet's house."