Wow. I haven't cried watching a movie in a long time, and this is one of those movies that made me cry in places, I mean several hankies worth. There are parts that just strummed the heartstrings something mighty.
The little girl who plays the part of a young Dolly resembles soooo very much our youngest daughter when she was little, the way she talked, her mannerisms, her nature. Even the little blue checked dress... Yep, that was our Grace. I smile...
I could relate to Mrs. Parton, Dolly's mother in little ways too. Yes, I get her in many little ways. We moms make a lot of sacrifices don't we?
The movie has a sweet, precious ending. The entire movie is sweet and precious.
Our Grace now? She is a young woman here at home, an artistic photographer who has a lot of me in her. All of my girls have bits and pieces of Jem and I in them, and it's so fun to see them as adults! Rebecca is that artistic one. She can tell a fake from a fraud in two seconds flat! Haha. I remember my dad saying that when he and I argued it was like he was arguing with himself. smile Grace sat with Jem and I, watching this precious movie last night, it was really nice. ...Just really nice.
If you see the movie, or have seen it and would like to treat yourself to a refresher of sorts, I think you'll enjoy the movie and also be most touched by it.
So many young people and older people have had disappointments in life, in churches in people...So I really think this movie fits the bill for all if we're honest and part of the beautifully broken, the Companionship of Brokeness. I say beautifully broken because I think God, if we trust Him, in His caring and loving way can put us all together like a....Like a Tiffany lamp. The Beauty of His Light will shine forth if we let it, giving to others and letting the gentle Light shine in a sweet way.
I wanted to get this blog up quickly because Dear Ones, I really think you would enjoy the movie for the holidays.
I purchased the double set of Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors and the sequel, Christmas of Many Colors, Circle of Love from Walmart.com and I'm so glad I did!
The sequel, Christmas of Many Colors, Circle of Love. Can't wait for another night to watch this one too!
Hope you all are doing well. So many blessings to be thankful to God for...It's the Eternal.
That is why this old world?....Ain't enough.
A crazy shot of me and Grace having a good ol' time on a very cold winter's day last year after her doctor's appointment thus the scratch on her poor little nose. (I hope you don't mind me posting this Rebecca!) She is really sweet with her new little angel-nephews, Timmy and Jimmy:
So much to be thankful for...
Good afternoon, Loves, ~Amelia