Thursday, September 1, 2011

Meet the Robinsons

What was your take on this movie? I know there was great debate in the adoption world when this came out. I guess in the end, it comes down to what your child's history is and how you interpret that for them through a biblical worldview. We love this movie. It is a favorite choice from our DVD library.

My girlie came home as an preschooler. She was acutely aware of other children (usually babies) being adopted before her. She was the odd one out in the orphanage clicks. She felt awkward, unwanted and like a Mommy might never come for her. She totally relates to Lewis in this. We have had wonderful conversations all from this movie including:

having to wait on God (both Lewis and his parents),

feeling like valleys will never end,

feeling sad and not turning to God for comfort,

God having a plan for each child's future,

God creating families on purpose,

being uniquely gifted,





choosing to or not to meet his birthmother

waiting children.

Beautiful film. Love it.

And yes, I cry every single time the boys go home with their parents. Every time.


Laura said...

I absolutely love this movie, but I wrote a blog post a couple months ago about how it wasn't a good one to watch with my kids:

I plan to watch it many many more times...just probably by myself!

Simply Moms said...

Laura, I am so sorry it was such a trigger for your daughter. It was healing and affirming for my kids. Especially to see some of their experiences played out. I think it is a good warning, though, to be aware of what might be too much for your child/history. I know some parents of children adopted as infants really struggled with this, too.

Laura said...

I hope that someday when my daughter is a little older we can watch it have some of the amazing conversations you've had with your kids about it. I really do think it's an amazing movie.

Katy said...

I haven't seen it, but thank you for the info! I will definitely check it out, watch it, and see if it would be a good one for Gracie. She LOVES movies. :)