Saturday, November 23, 2019

Oh But This One... 'Dolly Parton's 'Coat of Many Colors'...

Sometimes I think of movies that have touched my heart, that I've seen in the Thanksgiving and Christmas Season This movie came to mind recently, so I treated myself to the dvd set of Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors along with the sequel.

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 Rebecca.    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 Rebecca 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   Rebecca 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 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.     
~Dolly's mother 


 A crazy shot of me and Rebecca 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, Asher and Elliott:

Asher                                        Elliott

So much to be thankful for...

Good afternoon, Loves,    ~Amelia


Barbara said...

Your two grandsons could not be any cuter! I know they are on your list of thankfulness this year!

"God, if we trust Him, in His caring and loving way can put us all together like a....Like a Tiffany lamp" -- may I always remember this statement whenever I see a Tiffany lamp. So beautiful and full of hope.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am thankful for your friendship via our blogs.

Amelia said...

Awww... Barbara, what a sweet comment, this brings a smile to my face. : )

So glad the Tiffany lamp analogy was meaningful, that blesses my heart.

Yes, those two little baby-boys are definitely on my list of thankfulness! They bring *such* joy!

I hope that you too will have a wonderful and joyful Thanksgiving! I thank God for you too, blogging friends as yourself are such a Gift.

Christine said...

After I read this post, I picked up my phone and ordered the sets of Dolly Parton's videos. I've seen the first one, Coat of Many Colors and like you, cried through it! Now I can't to see it again. Only I'll be prepared and have Kleenex handy. Thanks for the reminder and hint to buy it!

Your daughter and you look so much alike. I needed to enlarge the picture to see who was who!

I'm always a sucker for looking at baby pictures, so bring them on!

Have fun with your family this Thanksgiving. See you afterwards!

Amelia said...

Christine, Oh I think are going to be so blessed by this movie! : ) You have that sweet heart that will appreciate it. I saw the sequel a couple of years ago and it was very good if I remember, so I think I'll glean anew from it too when I see it again. I'll have my trusty kleenex here next to me!

Thank you so much for that sweet comment, Rebecca does look like me in a lot of ways,my eyes are green-brown, her eyes though are like stars like my dad's were, my daddy was so proud to have a little grand daughter with light hair and blue eyes like his. So glad you enjoy the baby pictures too, thank you sooo much, you are such a sweetheart!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Marianna said...

I haven't seen that movie in a long time, but I remember it being so sweet! I have never seen the sequel.

Sweet Big Baby! :) She is special!

What you said about beautiful brokenness is so true!! <3

Okay, Elliott keeps pushing buttons so I'm sorry but this is going to be short!! haha! All innocent looking in that pic... :-P

Amelia said...

Oh Marianna! You must see the movies, both of them! We watched the sequel last night and you just must see both. Both had tears in our eyes. Just wonderful movies...Gotta see them.

Thanks so much Marianna! <3

Little Elliott pushing buttons? Little babies are very curious yes indeed! He's just having a fun time mommy!

Linda said...

The movie sounds adorable Amelia, I will have to save it to my watchlist. Thank you for your thoughtful words of wisdom and encouragement too. Many blessings to you and Merry Christmas. Hope you are over your cold now. xo ~ Linda

Amelia said...

Thank you so much Linda, blessings to you dear one. : )
A Merry Christmas Hug! I hope your Holy season is one of peace and joy. ~Amelia

Sandi said...

Sweet babies! 😊

Amelia said...

Thank you! They really are sweet little baby boys! Thank God for that! :)