Thursday, February 24, 2011

"Radio" Torture

Oh, my husband! He signed us back up for Netflix and has had a great string of movies coming. He has single-handedly picked them all, and it is nice to be surprised by what he chooses. (I did not care for "Sherlock Holmes", which we didn't finish, but the rest have been winners.) Tonight's surprise was the movie "Radio." I have put off seeing it because the clip I had seen was nothing short of gut-wrenching.

So, we all 3 watched it together and I really cried. (Not the stray-tear-down-the-cheek kind of crying, either.) Whew. I am still processing and getting it back together. What a great story! What a hard one to watch, though, as parents of a child with special needs! Did you see "I am Sam"? Same thing, but I got through it, as well.

I wondered how my son was viewing it and if he saw himself in it at all. I am thinking he did not. A few minutes after it was over, he came to me and said, "You know what is on my heart? People who don't have enough to eat. I want to do something about it. I think that is what God wants me to do." Wow. The young man in the movie could not afford certain things and appeared hungry at one point, but I was surprised that that is what stirred him. I told him I would help him do something about this. (Which only started the tears again!)

He really is my inspiration.


  1. Listening to N's heart.

    Have seen Radio circa 2004 - the end of that year.

    Very memorable!

    (So was I am Sam which Stephanie Crist has written something about on her recent blog).

    Let's see what we can do.

    (Free Rice might be good, and there might be something more concrete...)

  2. I love the movie Radio! Another awesome movie you may love is The Other Sister. My son and I watch that every now and then. We will laugh and cry our way through it every time.

  3. He is so sweet. He inspires me too!