Have you seen this movie? I had completely forgot it was coming to a theater near me until my dear friend Becky over at One Shabby Old House asked me if I'd seen it. Nope... hadn't! Until last night.
Sweet hubby and I met after work and drove straight to the theater not really knowing what to expect. Well, let me tell you, the first 20 minutes of the movie were a bit frightening for me. Let me explain...I'm one of those people who gets along with everyone and is calm by nature, but once every 5 years I explode and it's really ugly.
My mother was the first to notice this and when I was 23 she brought it to my attention. Her first clue of this ugly behavior was when I was 5 years old and she came into my room to find one of her blankets lying on the floor with a pair of scissors and fresh cut holes. When she asked about the holes and how they got there I simply told her that a butterfly had flown into the room and cut them out then I continued to play with what I was playing with . At age 5 I was already shifting the blame.
2008 was my year to explode and as I sat there watching the big screen some hauntingly familiar words came flying out of Kurt Cameron's mouth. "OUCH! Did I really say that to my darling husband (who by the way did not deserve it) and does he remember?" By the sideways glance I received I could tell he did. Those words cut like a knife!
I've always tried to be so careful with what comes out of my mouth because I know that once they've escaped they can never be taken back. You can ask for forgiveness a million times, but the damage has been done and wounds that may never heal have been inflicted.
Watching the characters move in and out of their daily lives separately was so heart wrenching, but when Caleb took the dare and started "going through the motions" as he put it, the truth became obvious to the damage that had been done. When he realized that he truly loved his wife and wanted to save his marriage that was when it became a bit dicey. His wife responded to nothing, but as human's its only natural to react out of our hurt and suspicions of the other person's motives.
Well, I'm not going to tell you anything more about the movie because I think you should see it yourself. But I will say this... it was such a beautiful story of God's love, redemption, and healing that by the end of it sweet hubby and I were both in tears.
A quote from the movie. "You can't be led by your heart. You have to lead it!"