Saturday, August 22, 2009

Now That's A Real Man
And a great example to set for us all

Helmet tip to my Noo Yawk Goomba-ette, Helen

I've just received a great article about actor Jim Caviezel. And I've posted about some of his rather contreversial comments before.

Here's a bit of an article from CatholicDigest.com;

What are some of the things you find most rewarding about being a dad?

The other day my little girl jumped in my lap, put her hand on my face, and whispered in my ear, "Papa, I love you so much." It pulls on your heartstrings. When you come home and the kids run to you, come up and grab your leg. We have a little thing. They stand on my feet and I walk them into the kitchen and we just laugh.

How did faith play a role in the adoption process for you and your wife?

I was walking out of Mass and Susie McEveety, the wife of Steve McEveety (click here to read Catholic Digest's interview with McEveety), who produced “The Passion of the Christ,” said, 'Will you adopt this child?' And I saw (a picture of) a baby with a tumor on top of its head and in its brain. And I saw his eyes and — this sounds like such sentimental hogwash, but I’m telling you the truth — in my heart I heard this boy calling to me, saying, 'Will you love me?'

So I told my wife, 'I’d like to adopt this little boy. I think we’re supposed to.' I thought she’d certainly say no, and then she just said, 'I’m in shock that you would want to adopt not just any child, but this child. I never thought you were even open to adoption.' I said, 'I wasn’t open to adoption; I wanted my own children.' We’d been close before to having children and it didn’t work out, and that’s all I’ll go into [about] that, but we still hope to have our own children, but I knew in my heart as strong as anything, as strong as meeting my wife, as strong as becoming an actor, [that this is what God wanted].
And his wife, Kerri, is a REAL woman.

2 Comments:

Blogger Simplex Vir said...

God Bless her for the courage to stand up to the culture of CA.

9:17 AM  
Blogger TCN said...

That's pretty much how adoption works. They tell you to consider carefully the medical history and background of the child, but you are so sold at the first glimpse of the first picture that the rest of it just doesn't matter.

God does that--sends that dart straight to your heart and won't let you go back. It's beautiful.

5:51 PM  

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