I got back from Seattle last night and I haven’t had a chance to post today’s Tuesday’s Answers yet, but I wanted to say a quick hello. We had good appointments and safe travel. Now that the weather is getting better, Russ won’t be making the drive with me as often, so I was thankful that Snoqualmie Pass was bare. It was snowing, but not sticking.
I was at my sister’s Sunday night and we turned on the Academy Awards for the last hour. As you know, Sandra Bullock won Best Actress for her performance in The Blindside. In her acceptance speech she said,
I would like to thank what this film is about for me which are the moms who take care of the babies and the children, no matter where they come from. Those moms and parents never get thanked…
Did anybody else get teared up at that?
I need to get school done, dinner started, laundry cranking, etc. , but I’ll get my Tuesday Topic up as soon as I can.
Edit: 6:00 PM
In the comments to this post, I mentioned a quote by Sandra Bullock from World magazine. I actually found my copy, (a miracle given that it was the Nov. 21, 2009 issue), it reads,
One of my biggest issues has always been people who use their faith and their religion as a banner but don’t do the right things, yet still go, ‘I’m a good Christian and I go to church and this is the way you should live your life,’ said Bullock. ‘And I’m like, you know, do not give me a lecture about how to live my life when you go to church every week but I know you are still sneaking around on your wife. And I told Leigh Anne in a live interview, one of my largest concerns getting involved with this project was the whole banner-waving thing because it scares me, and I’ve had experiences that haven’t been great with people like that. I don’t buy a lot of people who use that banner as their shield. But she was so open and honest and forthright with me I thought, wow, I’ve finally met someone who practices but doesn’t preach.’
Bullock’s next comment suggested that the Touhy’s newfound fame has provided them fresh opportunities to impact others with the hope that they have. ‘I now have faith in those who say they represent a faith, ‘ Bullock comment. ‘I finally met people who walk the walk.’
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