Sunday, October 21, 2012

31 Days: Learning to Just BE... Wanted {Day 21}

My husband and I watched "October Baby" over the weekend. I cried.
Whenever I cry during a movie, hubby looks at me, and pats my hand or something. Usually, he is crying as well and I always wanna say, "Stop looking at me!"
Why does crying embarass me? Who knows.

The real star behind "October Baby" is Gianna Jessen (pictured below). She is such an inspiration. She is taking the broken pieces of her life and, like the breaking of bread, feeding others. If Gianna can forgive her birth mother (the one who tried to abort her), who, six years ago, told her she was an embarrassment, then I think we can forgive anyone, eh?

{Gianna Jessen}

"Your biggest fear is that you'll be forgotten," said Gianna... "God's been telling me, 'I'm going to define you,' and 'you are not forgotten' and 'you are loved.' "
Very appropriate words, after this post.

One of the most poignant moments of the movie, is not even in the movie. It comes at the very end, as credits scroll. The actress who played the birth mom in the movie shares how the movie is key in helping to heal her from the past.

Gianna's life IS beautiful.
I do not feel anger angainst her mother. I feel sadness. Her mother is missing out on relationship with one of the Beloved. Just as Stephen prayed while the stones were hurling toward him, "Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do."

I am thankful that I am adopted in to His family. I am accepted in the Beloved.
He wanted me.

~ christa jean ~

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1 comment:

The Everett Family said...

I want to see this movie. You are a wonderful mama!