Okay, I admit it. I watched a chick flick on my vacation and loved it.
Here's how it went down. I had caught the tail end of "Love Comes Softly" on tv a couple of days back and it left such an impression on me that when Emrie and I visited the Smithville library today, I rented the DVD and watched it tonight. Josh watched it with me and whether he admits it or not, he loved it as well.
Let me give you a quick run down on the movie and then I'll share some thoughts. If you've not watched the movie and don't want me to spoil the plot, you may want to watch the movie and then come back and read my post. If you could care less, here's the short version.
It was Marty Claridge’s dream to forge a new life on the American frontier with her husband. But when the courageous pioneer woman is suddenly widowed, she’s offered a new opportunity—to marry a widower in a marriage of convenience that leads unexpectedly to love.
At the risk of being far too transparent, here is why the movie appealed to me.
- It's a story of incredible faith in a loving God who is willing to see us through life's greatest heartaches [perhaps my favorite line is when widower, Clark Davis prays, "Lord, I don't always understand your plan, but with a shattered heart, help me to accept it."]
- I love the pioneer days and the landscape that was filmed was some of God's greatest handiwork.
- Every widower who is blessed to have a daughter wants their girl to have a "mother".
- This story is a reminder that it is possible to find love after losing the woman of your dreams. The lie the enemy continues to feed me is, "Chad, you will never again love someone like you did Amy." And my response is, "Go to hell satan!"
- And on a lighter note, it doesn't hurt that Katherine Heigl is adorable. If she is married I apologize to her husband. It's her acting skills that leave me spellbound.