Kissing The Face of God

Kissing The Face of God
Kissing the Face of God

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Can't I Even go to a Movie?

Well, my youngest and I decided to go see "The Croods" this afternoon, an animated movie about cave people. I thought it would be a nice treat for us, as we almost never go to the movies, and man was I amazed at the PRICES!!! I recall a few years back joking about how one day soon it would be $10 to go to the movies, and lo and behold, it is. Not only THAT, but they wanted $6 for a small bag of popcorn and $4.75 for a small SODA! I was flabbergasted.  Even if I had the money, I would not pay that much for a soda anywhere.

But be that as it may, the movie was actually very sweet--until it got to the ending, where the world was splitting up into separate continents, and the dad who is a big strong guy, throws his family one by one over the gap onto the other, much nicer side, knowing he will be left alone on the soon to be destroyed other side. He then goes back to a cave and draws pictures of his whole family on the cave wall, then draws a figure of himself with his arms wrapped around them all in a huge circle.

By this time, Daniel and I were both sniffling and weeping.  But somehow, this being a movie, the dad figures out some fantastic plot and manages to get back to his family--which is totally something Robert would have done.  He always had something up his sleeve, whether it be a $20 bill tucked away somewhere when we were desperate for food, or a computer part we needed, or whatever. He loved to be able to say to his family, "Don't worry, I got'cha covered".  And he did. Always.

SO, we left feeling like we had been run over, and looking like we were staggering out of the scene where Old Yeller gets shot.

But when I got home, and was telling a friend by text, she said "Maybe it was just Robert's way of saying he is still there with you, just on the other side now."  And somehow that comforted me a bit.   Like he was saying "I'm still here. I got'cha. And Jesus has us all!"


  1. That sounds like a sweet, albeit HARD movie to watch! I would be crying too.

    Much love to you, dear Kerry. We are in this together, you know--this motherhood thing, this suffering thing, this life filled with loving 'til it really really hurts and THEN--our faith tells us this and we believe it--an eternity together with all of the people that we love and miss so very dearly.

    1. Oh Margaret, Thank you so much! That was a beautiful comment! Makes me feel like maybe I'm not suddenly such an "outsider" in the Catholic mom blogosphere after all.

      I cannot wait to see my dear Jesus, and my sweet loved ones again--and especially my wonderful man, who is surely busy chasing after our baby in Heaven, Caleb, who was stillborn at 20 weeks--finally giving my mom, his mom, and Mama Mary a much needed babysitting break I'm sure, lol!

      Thank you Margaret, for reminding me about hope.

  2. Kerry, I'm over from my sister's blog, "Priest's Wife"-- you are in my prayers. Please take this movie as a sign that your husband is still very much with you. I love the saying, "Those who die in grace go no further from us than God; and God is very near." My first child, Miriam died of SIDS when she was five and a half months old in 2001. I have never "gotten over it". I have heard the "I can't imagine losing a child!" and "you're so strong" a lot-- in actuality I feel very weak, broken, and sometimes confused that a loving God would allow this. You are not alone. Keep close to the sacraments and know that your husband is oh so near!! You are in my prayers and thoughts. -Faith