Sunday, January 13, 2008

Fried Green Tomatoes

I was watching 'Fried Green Tomatoes' yesterday. I always watch it if it is on tv and now I want to buy it.
I may be emotional since AF is coming soon, but there are many parts that I like about it and I was crying.

I see movies in a different way now - anytime m/c or a loss of a child occurs, I am extremely sad. My innocence is lost because of my son's death. I was watching a movie with Ashley Judd in it the other day where she had a m/c after an accident after really trying to get pregnant- can't remember the name of the movie. Anyway, Fried Green Tomatoes has quite a bit of loss including two grown sons.

Two quotes I really like from this movie:
1) "A broken heart keeps beating" - very true. My heart was broken when we lost our son, but I have to go on and life continues. My heart is very heavy.
Found it online: "A heart can be broken, but it will keep beating just the same. "

2) "There is a separate God for children" - ok, I probably botched both of these quotes, but I am pretty close. Mrs. Threadgoode is telling a story of when she had a baby (she sounds like she was older when she had him too). She says the drs. told her that her son wouldn't make it and she should put him in a home because he needed care and was special. She said she just smiled at the drs. and went along her way. She said her friend Ruth told her this this --- Ok, found the actual quote online - "My daddy always used to say there was a separate god for children." This is really nice to think of for those of us who have been through a loss of a child. God is watching over our children and they are so innocent when they pass. Any m/c is a loss of a child - you lose your future and the dreams you had for your child no matter when the loss occurs. Mrs. Threadgoode goes on to say that her son lived until 30 and died while living with her.

4 comments:

Ariella said...

I love that movie! Those are both great quotes from the movie.

Monica H said...

I love that movie too- and I was wanting to eat fried green tomatoes yesterday too :) How ironic is that?

JGirl2005 said...

Thanks for reading my blog!!!
Those sound pretty good to eat right about now. :)
Monica. thanks for the poem you sent the other day, I will post it on my blog maybe on the sidebar.
Happy Monday!

Monica H said...

This is the last stanza of the poem. I wasn't able to find the author, but it is titled "Your Cross"

"Whatever your cross, Whatever your pain, "God always sends rainbows ....
After the rain ... "