My family is rather strange. Yes, we admit it. We are unique; independent. Weird, okay? My family is weird. Putting a fancy word on it doesn’t change the result. We don’t go mixed swimming, we don’t go to dances or the like and we don’t go to movies. See? I told you we were weird! Instead, we enjoy “homebody” things. We like talking together, playing games together and of course, eating together! ☺ Since we will be out of town for the Thanksgiving holiday, I decided to do something special a little early just for the six of us. I am cooking our Thanksgiving meal tonight!! I enjoy doing things for my family. I only wish I could “go all out” every night for them!
There is one movie that I enjoy watching at this time every year, but I haven’t been able to see it in quite a while. I first watched it with my Mom and Dad when I was about 14 years old or so. We all enjoyed it immensely. I had once owned it on VHS, but alas, the tape finally bit the dust. That was about four years ago! I had mentioned to my husband that I had seen this very movie for sale on Amazon.com, but it was almost $20!! I was hoping to save up and buy it for myself at some point.
Well, two days ago, as I was planning things for our family dinner, Terry told me that he ordered my movie! In fact, it wasn’t just the movie I had wanted, but it was an entire set! He had found a set of movies that was a better deal. Yippee! I have been eagerly watching for the UPS truck to stop by ever since. I have told the children that after our family meal, we’ll pull out “my favorite Thanksgiving movie” and watch it together. They have been grilling me for the title since then, but I wouldn’t give in…till today! That’s right, I just warmly greeted my UPS lady and received my special gift!!
Here’s a hint: DORIS DAY!!! Don’tcha just love Doris Day?? ♥
This is the cover of the entire set which consists of seven movies!
Here they are!! The titles are as follows: Romance on the High Seas; My Dream is Yours; I’ll See You In My Dreams
(biographical movie of Gus Kahn, the man who composed such hits as “It Had to Be You”; “Pretty Baby” and “Carolina in the Mornin'”); On Moonlight Bay; By the Light of the Silvery Moon; Lucky Me
Can you figure out which one we’ll be watching?
Here it is!
This is such a touching story. It is inspired by Booth Tarkington’s Penrod
stories. I love the way it makes you feel afterwards. It doesn’t leave you depressed and “blah” the way some newer movies do. It makes you feel good. It makes you want to have a close-knit family.
Here’s the sequel! It is equally good!
And here’s the man who made it possible!
My husband and I do not have many material possessions. The ones we do have are not as precious to us as our children. Our dear children are eternal possessions! You can’t get better than that! Recently in a sermon, my husband said he couldn’t think of anything that he wouldn’t give up to help one of his children stay close to God. Some would say we’re anti-social. Some would say that because we homeschool and refrain from certain practices, that we are trying to shelter our children too much. We disagree. They see plenty of the outside world as we go soulwinning, as we interact with people in businesses, and in their homes, and so forth. Someday they will be able to go out and forge their own path in the world. Our desire is to prepare them for that day, and then be here when they need us. You would never see our U.S. Military sending a new recruit to Iraq without his first having finished Basic Training! No way! The first thing a soldier learns is how to fight and how to have the highest chance of survival. That’s what we’re doing with our “new recruits”. We’re training them rigorously in God’s Word and by example. We’re trying to teach them the way to have the highest chance of survival in the world.
I’m thankful for my close-knit family. I’m thankful for the simple pleasures.