Showed "A Little Princess" - one of my favorite all time films to my 3 Guatemalan charges Zoila , Sandra and Manuel ages 8-11 yesterday. Jessica (Les and Rita's youngest daughter) joined us too. We ALL cried at the end. I've seen the movie probably ten times and every time I cry. And I'm proud of the fact that I have a soft heart, a heart that God has softened.
(If you haven't seen the film don't read on because it will spoil the ending for you.) At the end when Sarah realizes her dad is alive and he doesn't recognize her - oh the pain! But then when the police are trying to take her away and her dad comes out of the house and shouts "SARAH!" Oh the joy! I think anyone who has experienced any kind of father related sadness in their life really is moved by this scene. After the movie was over and we were all wiping our eyes and chuckling at ourselves I realized something. The three siblings have been abandoned by their father, Jessica has never known her birth father (she was adopted by the Peter's when she was a baby) and my father died when I was 16. The role of a father is huge, I'm so thankful for Blaise's wonderful father and that God the Father calls me His own.