Wednesday, September 16, 2015

My Everyday Miracle with Karla!

Karla here today with the 'My Everyday Miracle' post! In the evenings my husband and I often watch a movie because I'm sooo tired after getting the kids to sleep (finally!) and I just want to sit down for an hour. Some days it seems like the day has been such a struggle! Recently, we found a movie, The Good Lie, and I thought this would be so perfect to share here on this post.

The synopsis of the movie includes -
They were known simply as “The Lost Boys.”
Orphaned by the brutal Civil war in Sudan that began in 1983, these young victims traveled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety.  Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3600 lost boys and girls to America.
Mamere and Theo are sons of the Chief in their village in Southern Sudan.  When an attack by the Northern militia destroys their home and kills their parents, eldest son Theo is forced to assume the role of Chief and lead a group of young survivors, including his sister Abital, away from harm.  But the hostile, treacherous terrain has other dangers in store for them. 
As the tattered group makes the difficult trek to Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, they meet other fleeing children, forging a bond with Jeremiah, who, at 13, is already a man of faith, and Paul, whose skills become essential to their survival. 
Thirteen years later, the now young adults are given the opportunity to leave the camp and resettle in America.  Upon arriving in Kansas, they are met by Carrie Davis, an employment agency counselor who has been enlisted to help find them jobs—no easy task, when things like straws, light switches and telephones are brand new to them. 

I found this movie so incredibly moving as you watch the young children on their journey, their faith unwavering, always so thankful for the little they did have. I was reminded that the little things that I complain about are really so unimportant compared to the incomprehensible struggles others have. I was also reminded how important having faith is and how thankful we have to be for all God gives us.

I used the Rhonna Designs app to create the photo above. I love the quote - If we open our hearts and listen we will see and hear those little Everyday Miracles.

Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope you are having a lovely week, full of happiness.


DebR said...

What an incredible journey in life...thank you for sharing this Karla.
Love what you created for it!
Thank you

Cara G said...

Will definitely have to check out that movie your photo creation too...a GREAT share!!

Karla Yungwirth said...

Thanks so much girls!