Monday, December 29, 2014
Christmas Break Happenings
Have you ever watched little kids do a gift exchange in which they can steal something someone else has already opened? It always ends in tears. Always.
Abe didn't get to keep the quilt because someone stole it from him. I really wanted to cry.
Today I helped organize and execute my first funeral luncheon as Relief Society president. It was remarkably easy to do considering the wonderful women I work with and the women who stepped right up to bring food with very little notice. The luncheon went very well and was very nice for the family of the older gentleman in our ward who passed away.
Abe and I went to see Unbroken this evening and what there was, was well done. However, I felt that in the book, when Louie left the Japanese camps at the end of the war, he was kind of broken. I mean, he was alive, but he was angry and had major PTSD. It wasn't until he was healed through Christ and forgave those who had hurt him that he was unbroken. Also, the movie was full of so many true, but really horrible events. I needed more of the forgiveness and redemption at the end to make all the awful parts worthwhile. A few words on the screen at the end were not enough to bring up out of the depths of the sadness of the previous two hours. It made me want to read the book again, or at least the last 1/3.