I met up with some girls from my small group & RYAN - how funny is that - one guy in our group of 8!!
We ran & got some candy, got to the theater & the lines were INSANE!! The theater was completely sold out - not a seat left in the place!!!!!
When the lights went down - everyone started clapping & screaming - it was so much fun with the energy that was in the room. When Edward's face first came on the screen - the theater BLEW UP with screams - it was fun....stupid me - I thought I was going to tear up....WHY? I don't know... but it was so exciting! Then when Charisle came on - again - the screams...I'll admit - I even screamed on that one - he is one of my favorite characters in the book! Then it was like we blinked & the movie was over....
What did I think - of course, the book is so much better (aren't they always!) but it was really good! Going to go back again..... Loved putting faces with the names in the book. And it was funny coming out - the lines for the next showing was already completely wrapped around the lobby!
I took my camera for pictures - but forgot it in the car as we were running to get inside....Friends took pictures & I'm waiting for them to send them so more of that later....
Then we went out to eat & its always so fun to just sit around & talk with these incredible young ladies! The coolest part of the night - our bill came....Ryan ended up picking up the tab & said - if you want, just leave what you want for a great tip - let's make our waitresses night! So our bill was $40.55 - but we ended up leaving a $45 tip!!!!! We just signed the back of the receipt with a note that the youth group from our church wanted to give this waitress a blessing..... We were so excited to give it to her.... hope she felt blessed by it!!! It was late & she looked tired so hopefully her night ended on a good note!!! I loved that the girls were excited about it too!!! They talked about it all the way home - I think they'll remember that for quite awhile.
But talking to Ryan at the end of the night -we both noticed something - the screams & the awe for the character of Edward. How girls - even me at my age & there were women much older than me there - we all have that thing in us that craves & screams for the perfect man - the man who will give protection & security - the man who shows loves completely - that will never leave us - that will do anything to stay with us ..... sound like someone we know? So many things came to mind about how Jesus cares for us & the relationship he WANTS to have with us.... really want to work now on a lesson for these girls to show them this point.... Pray for me on that because the girls really love this character & I think it could potentially hold an incredible lesson there!!!!
Does the perfect man exist - yes - only one!!!! Thank God for Jesus!!!