My family and I happened upon one of our favorite non-animated
Disney movies last Sunday afternoon – “College Road Trip”.
BTW: Sunday afternoons are usually a mandatory time of ‘rest’ for those over age 40 in our house, but this movie trumps sleep. Really…
In this 2008 family friendly comedy, a high-school senior (played by Raven-Symoné) sets out to visit potential colleges and universities, not so close to home. What? Her father (played by Martin Lawrence) – like most of us dads – is an over-protective parent unwilling to let his daughter grow up and fly the ‘nest’ (without his overbearing help and stifling supervision).
This adventurous father / daughter (college) road trip starts tense with misunderstandings but ends in tender understanding. The father in the movie finally realizes that he must trust in his daughter, believe that she will attempt to make good choices and, yes, let go. Tissues please…
Five years ago, college wasn’t even in my thought process when it came to my daughters. Life after Homeschool seemed like ‘light-years’ away… Now, Bailey is entering her senior year of High School and currently looking at college options. Wow!!
Now, like the father in College Road Trip, I must remember to trust my daughters, believe that they will attempt to make good choices and, yes, let go. Tissues please…
“…Repeat (Biblical teachings) again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates…” Deuteronomy 6:7-9 (NLT)
VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150
QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.”
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