On Friday afternoon I had the privilege of going to a movie on opening night! I’m not sure that I’ve ever done that before. I thoroughly enjoyed hanging out with Jodi & her kids to watch “Soul Surfer”. It was so refreshing to see a movie that had no questionable content! For those of you who haven’t heard about it, “Soul Surfer” is based on the true story of Bethany Hamilton, a teenage girl who lost her arm in a shark attack. I loved the healthy family & marriage relationships portrayed in the movie. I loved the message portrayed that “I” am not the most important thing. I loved the way the movie showed how the Holy Spirit works in people’s lives....when we are following Him, our lives become a testimony in themselves.
I would definitely let Benjamin (9) see this movie...and I think that’s huge considering the VERY small number of new movies that I would let him see. The only intense part is when Bethany is attacked by the shark. If it weren’t for that I’d let Amanda & Kirby see it too (I still might & just take them out of the room for that part). Anyway...all that to say that I’d highly recommend you go see it!!!
Oh, one more thing...I LOVE biographies...so I also loved the fact that this was a true story...and that the movie showed pictures & video of the “real” Bethany at the end (I’d have to watch it back, but I think there was also home video at the beginning). I came across this youtube video after I got home & loved being able to hear Bethany share her heart in her own words...check it outJ.