Saturday, January 3, 2009

More Dates & Grace

Neil bought a dvd player for our room. i hate watching movies in the basement & we haven't watched a movie together in forever. Last night, he rented Juno 'cause i've wanted to see it since it came out...
So, we got to watch in comfort...
Eating cheesies & sharing a Jones soda.
i had to turn off my lamp so he wouldn't make fun of me when i cried. Some of the scenes were a little close to home.
One that comes to mind...
When Juno tells her dad that she's pregnant & he says (something to the effect of), "i thought you were the type of girl who knew when to say when."
& she looks back at him & says, "i don't know what type of girl i am."
i remember exactly... *exactly* how i felt when i was 19 (3 years older than the character in the movie ~ which is centuries when you're a teenager...) with no wedding ring on my finger, living far away from the one i loved, trying to finish school & not tell anyone why my pants quit fitting. i remember feeling some things for sure - that me & this little baby were a team. From the moment i knew she was there... i sought out every bit of information i could. i memorized what parts of her were developing and i remember where i was the first time i felt her kick.
i remember discovering that even though i didn't know what type of girl i was... i knew the kind of God i served.
& His Grace was sufficient.

7 comments:

Shari said...

This is a great post Paige!! Thanks for sharing and for reminding me just the kind of God we truly serve.

Mindy said...

Yes, indeed. I am so thankful for his grace...

jessica jespersen said...

It does seem like centuries ago doesn't it Paige? I love how you have become such a "team" with *each* of your children... What started with Cairo continued on into your years of motherhood. That, and your straighforward transparency. You are a great mama Paige...He is a strong tower and a mighty God. When others fail us, when we feel like we've failed He remains, He begins to create something new from our offerings.

Prvbs31Mama said...

Ok, I soooo hated the movie Juno...lol
BUT love your thoughts that came from watching it!

juliekintaiwan said...

I saw the movie in the theaters in Canada last year during our trip home. I thought it was absolutely great, but I was a bit shocked that one of the teen heroes from my day was now playing the adopting father. I guess we all grow up.

Niki said...

Chris and I just watched this movie on Saturday night. We both liked it too.

Have I ever told you that I love your blog :)

Nikki said...

what a geek, i spelled my name like a stripper..

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