Life’s all about moments of impact and how they changes our lives forever.
But what if one day you could no longer remember any of them?
Yesterday I re-watched The Vow, a film about a woman who suffers from anaemia after a car accidents, and her husband’s fight to get her to fall in love with him all over him again. When I saw the film in the cinema, I must admit I cried, the story is so heart-wrenching. Imagine my horror then when I realised that the film was based on a true story.
I know it’s pretty cliché to write a blog post about a film, but I think we can make an exception because a) I watch a lot of films so it was bound to happen at some point and b) because this film was based on a true story. Something about this film deeply disturbed me. The thought that I could wake up any day and lose Paul or any of my loved ones is a very sobering one. I know this idea is thrown around a lot, but when you actually stop and think about it, it changes the way you act. It means that I actually take thirty seconds to give my husband a proper goodbye, and I never want to sleep on my anger. It feels like I’ve heard a lot of stories of tragedy lately, it’s easy to let those things roll off my back, safe in the certainty something like that would never happen to me.
The other thing that stopped me in my tracks about this film was thinking about how you manage to come to terms with such a tragedy. Not even just come to terms with it, but to actually find the strength day in, day out to fight for your marriage. That is real love. I got the answer to my questions when I looked up the book. The couple managed to get through such a tough trial through their faith in God.
If you haven’t guessed already, I am on my way to Amazon to order the book. As a newly wed I am always on the lookout for couples whose faith has strengthened their marriage, especially in times of trials and suffering. Expect more posts…
Love Katie x
The Vow [Paperback]