Our post Thanksgiving celebrations consisted of going to see the movie
The Blind Side.
It's got to be a special occasion when we all get to go to the movies because well... it costs a fortune for a family of *sigh* now 7, to go to the movies.
We have had some issues with gratitude lately. Like the paper that was supposed to be written about something they are grateful for... which was turned in blank multiple days in a row because they couldn't think of anything to be grateful for.
The attitudes abounded above and beyond the assignment. Food issues resurfaced after a year and a half. Laziness. Not being involved with the family. Not being present.
I have to admit my feelings were hurt. I haven't been feeling very grateful for my adopted kids, my gifts, quite honestly, because I didn't feel too appreciated either. I was irritated and manipulated.
We all went to a family movie tonight. I was in tears in the first 5 minutes. And I stayed there.
I cannot recommend this movie enough for any and everyone. Not only do I feel so much more grateful for my children, but in general am once again appreciating the miracle that is their lives. The miracles that brought them to me. The miracles that we have yet to see unfold.
I hope and pray that all the kids learned something from the movie tonight. I hope they learned about gratitude, hardwork, family.
On the way home, I told Josh maybe they'd make a movie about his life when he's a professional soccer player. I mentioned that perhaps Sandra Bullock could play me as well. Jeff snorted and said, "more like Kathy Bates."
Go see this movie! It is awesome!