For Valentine’s Day, we all sat down to a movie we’ve been waiting to watch for a while.  It took so long since Matt has been studying like crazy for the USMLE boards and by the time things settle down it it’s too late in the evening.
The stars aligned last night.  I set out a “build your own wrap” bar on the counter and we had a picnic in the living room.

This movie is so good.  If you haven’t seen it yet, you must (have a box of kleenex nearby though, don’t say I didn’t warn you)!  Courageous is the story of five friends who, in the face of tragedy, dedicate their lives to being more honorable men and fathers.  Each of the men come from different backgrounds with different familial struggles.  Courageous is a great movie for reasons other than the moral of the story, however.  The plot is amazing with so many different dimensions.  They take the time to let you get to know each of the characters and it doesn’t at all feel rushed or forced.
There was a lot of humor, there were chase scenes (and as someone who has never been a fan of chase scenes, I actually enjoyed these quite a bit), shoot outs, gangs, fights as well as a little somethin’ for the ladies (and by that I mean husbands and fathers who actively try to be better and more honorable husbands and fathers).
Courageous is also a story of redemption and the healing power of Jesus Christ and that through Him and with Him, we can overcome some of the scariest and difficult trials that may come our way.
When the movie was over both girls asked if they could watch it again today.  During our family prayer afterwards, Emma gave the sweetest prayer about our family.  She may not have been able to understand everything in the movie, but she understood the feeling that the Spirit brought.  Though it was a movie about dads, it has inspired me to strive to be a better mom.

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