Wednesday, March 28, 2012

An Officer and a Gentleman...

Recently, I watched a movie I had always wanted to watch, but had not gotten around to see.  Don't you just love those 'round to its?

The movie?  An Officer and a Gentleman.  It starred Richard Gere and Debra Winger and was made in the early 1980's; 1982, I believe.

Okay, now I'm giving away hints as to my age!

Why I hadn't watched this film, I have no idea.  I recall when it was out at the movie theatres and I recall when it came out on DVD, but for some reason, I just never did it.

As I began watching the film, I almost shut it off.

But, just as I do when I read a book I don't really care for, I decided to take a deep breath and hang in there.  Actually, I am glad I did.

You see, in the beginning and indeed throughout most of the movie, there was foul language and the storyline involved quite a bit of sin.

However, as with any love story, it had a wonderful ending. 

No, I won't ruin it for you, in case you haven't yet watched this movie.  I hope you enjoy/enjoyed it as much as I did.

I love happy endings.

They are so much better than the endings of a lesser than happy ending.  Okay, you probably are thinking to yourself, here she goes, again!

Actually, I am looking positively into my future.  God has recently opened the door for the possibility of some changes in my life.  However, time will tell.

While life seems to be good, the fact is that tomorrow would have been my wedding anniversary, had Gordon not died.

Even though I try hard to not look back as God tells us in the Bible to not do, there are times when it is truly difficult not to feel some pain, on these special occasions.  Especially, when it is a reminder of how a happy ending wasn't in God's plan for my life. 

At least, with Gordon.

No, this is not grief talking, here.  This is reality.  After all, if God had planned a happy ending for me, with Gordon, then he would be here with me, instead of being in heaven, now.

Thank you for praying for me, friend; I appreciate it more than you know.  

Until next time...

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