This summer I was privileged to be on the other side of our Surrendering the Secret groups. I was not leading one, but I was able to serve in a different way by making goodies a couple times for their meetings and last weekend my friend and I made dinner for their retreat on Friday night.
It was a strange feeling being a part of it, yet being removed from the lessons, the stories, the journey.
While the women were eating their dinner in the other room there was a lot of talking and laughter and though I didn’t know anything of what brought them to this point, I smile knowing the path to healing they are on and the weight that has been lifted up.
It was a wonderful blessing to still be a part of it, but in a different way.
I can’t really say enough about this movie. I went last night to opening night to see it a second time. It was moving and powerful in so many ways.
One scene that always gets me is the love the father has for his daughter. While the daughter is feeling alone, confused, and unwanted…yet the father makes every attempt to show his daughter how much he loves her, wants to protect her, that he would do anything for her, and finally that he wanted her. This is something I missed.
There is another scene that always gets me, but I really don’t want to give anything away. It’s toward the end with the birth mother who made the choice to abort her child that resulted in the failed abortion. It is the grief, the desire for forgiveness, the righting of the wrong that this scene drives a powerful punch right into my heart (in a good way). It also helps knowing the back story of the actor Shari Rigby that really brings authenticity to this scene.
If you haven’t, visit their website and go see this movie…