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A Smile As Big As The Moon

A Girl and Her Gun: A Smile As Big As The Moon

Sunday, January 29, 2012

A Smile As Big As The Moon

Tonight my husband and I sat down with our older children and watched a Hallmark movie. Yep, a cheesy, sappy, tear jerking, kind of movie. This movie was about a special ed teacher that wanted to take his kids to space camp.

Being the mother of 3 special needs kiddos that have had their challenges, well, of course this movie appealed to me. It was your typical, predictable, cliche flick and yet, it was full of truth, loaded really.

So, here is a teacher fighting the odds and the system and he eventually takes his kids to the camp. Everything is going great when, wham, a kid with "issues" loses it. The teacher gets ready to chase after him when one of the other kids steps up, puts his hand on the teachers shoulder and says, "No, let us go". "We don't need you any more". The teacher looks to his co-worker and says "They don't need us anymore." and she says "Isn't that the point?"


Of course, they still need them. We always need people, their support, their love, their encouragement, but it changes. It moves from dependence to empowerment to partnership, to friendship.

There were no guns. Nothing blew up. But there was plenty of fight. Only the thing they were fighting for was a place in this world and I couldn't help but think, isn't this what I am fighting for? Isn't this the point? Helping the least of these, be a little more powerful, a little more confident, a little more independent. Isn't this the whole point? I reach out to others who help me be stronger, so I can be stronger, so I can help others be stronger. Plus they played Kenny Roger's The Gambler and that alone hooked me.

You all get it, I know, but it's still worth saying. The fight is so worth fighting.


At January 29, 2012 at 8:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...


At January 29, 2012 at 8:53 PM , Blogger God, Gals, Guns, Grub said...

We love takin' care of our own and helpin' those we can... so someday they will do the same... Amen...

Dann in Ohio

At January 30, 2012 at 4:35 AM , Blogger Tango Juliet said...

It was a nice little story though, wasn't it? But being a tough guy, no lumps came to my throat. Nosiree Bob! :)

At January 30, 2012 at 10:54 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

None of the men in my house got lumps either:)

At January 30, 2012 at 10:54 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Your good like that.

At January 30, 2012 at 5:09 PM , Blogger Old NFO said...

And it's one step at a time... Keep taking those steps Lady!

At January 30, 2012 at 11:09 PM , Blogger Lisa C / Celtic Clicks Photography said...

Well how cool to learn that about you!!! My four are adopted special needs. Life is always interesting!! Two came to watch my training at the range this weekend. They really liked it.

At January 31, 2012 at 3:56 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Lisa! Hi, wow, 4!! You are amazing! I'm going to email you.

At January 31, 2012 at 11:45 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...


At February 1, 2012 at 7:01 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Ok, I can't email because you don't have one listed:(


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