Monday, January 11, 2010

Date Night

Andrew and I had an actual date night on Saturday night - it was wonderful! We went to dinner and a movie. Dinner was good and the movie was great!

I know we are behind the 8 ball on this movie but we saw the Blind Side (based on a true story). It's still in the theaters and we have been trying to go and see it since it came out. We laughed and cried through it and our hearts were touched. This story holds a very special place in our lives - it is a book that had a huge impact on Andrew in the summer of 2008. My sister bought it on a whim for him and he read it mere weeks before we received the call about Titus. It's a story that God used to bring Titus into our family.

Our tears flowed as we were once again confronted with the sad and harsh reality of some children's lives - this teenager had never had a bed and never been read to. The love and acceptance of this family was incredible. We wholeheartedly recommend it and urge you to see it. In many way, it once again challenged us with how God wants us to be involved. It is definitely a movie we will own.

5 comments:

Margaret said...

I didn't know he read it right before you guys heard about Titus' that's awesome. Yes, I thought it was a touching movie as well.

Nash said...

I thought it was a good movie too and definitely eye opening. Ahhh a date night, what is that??!? :)

Sandy said...

Hi Alaina,
Yes! I just LOVED Blind Side - we saw it on New Years Eve. It was truly the best movie I've seen in a long time. Hey, I would love to call you sometime. I tried to email but maybe Kim gave me an old address...if you could email me at smhuston1@gmail.com maybe we could set up a time to talk. I'd love to hear more about your adoption experience, particularly about the trip itself and adjusting afterwards. We hope we will be able to travel soon!
blessings!

Jodee Leader said...

It sounds like you had a great time on your date night! We saw that movie a while back and we both loved it! I cried through the entire movie! It was very moving and touching!

Gretchen said...

Great movie! Glad you had a good night out with your hubby. :)