Archive for November, 2009
After being gone for a few days to Educause, we spent the weekend at home pretty much on the down low. With the exception of Youth Group tonight, we’ve all been sleeping/watching TV/spending time together. I’ve come to find Aidan as he gets older is really affectionate to me and I’m looking forward to growing that relationship even more as we get older, even though I totally botched a parent moment with him this weekend. (Long Story)
As a small part of Orphan Sunday (http://www.orphansunday.org) this weekend we watched Meet the Robinsons. I love this movie because it really is a superbly positive movie about adoption that promotes the idea of family and also individuality along with it. Well, we started it up and found Iona was obsessed with the first part of the movie:
As she watched it, we just found ourselves moved to tears at the despair of the situation presented; of the mom whose option that made sense to her was to give up her son, at the culture that fostered this, at the boy whose life was changed and our daughter now watching this unfold. It was just a empathetic moment.
The other end of this, of course, is his eventual adoption into a family who loves him and who is really different in their personalities but their common love and respect for each other tightens the family bond. It’s such a good metaphor for families, but the larger church community. That God maybe did know what he was talking about when he made this comparison to us as adopted sons. Imperfect, silly, but really beautiful when we all come together.