Brad and I are nearing the 15 year mark in our marriage, so when I saw a best selling book called The Vow on a couples commitment to their marriage amidst tragedy, I rushed to hear their wisdom. (I am forever on a mission to be proactive in the marriage and parenting category to try to keep things from getting TOO out of whack!)
The book was an easy read, a lot like Heaven Is For Real in the telling of an unbelievable story of the power of prayer and our awesome God. I was SO inspired by their commitment to their marriage and oh my goodness, what an amazing story God had given them to share with the world. Unbelievable! I was thrilled to finish, just in time head to MN for a weekend with Grandma Vonnie. First thing on the list was going to the movie – how would Hollywood handle such an amazing God story?
No worries needed, they changed every inch of the story – EVERY inch of the story except the fact that they were in a car accident and she lost her memories of her husband. I spent the first 30 minutes with my jaw on the ground, unbelievably disappointed and a little angry. Opportunity lost. No need to say more (poor grandma got an ear full) and once I let go of it having anything to do with the Carpenter’s and the book I had just read, I actually enjoyed the rest. I mean seriously, Channing Tatum… yummy. However, I did feel it was my duty to leave behind the REAL story for Grandma to read and hope you do, too!