It was with great delight that I shared with her just how terrific it is going to be when her children have grown up. Even Seth, as he grows older, is always dazzling me with his profound and unique way of looking at the world. I told her that she will look at her children and be absolutely amazed about just how wonderful and interesting they will to be to her. I told her that they will inspire her and enthrall her with their ideas and views, and all the while she will get to sit back and marvel in the fact that she was the one who created them.
I said "it is is just the best feeling in the world to spend time with your older children, you will love it." And I meant it, I adore my children and I think that they are just the most incredible people that I have ever met in my life. When you look at your children, you will see all that has been in their life and all of the potential that lies ahead of them (that they will never see themselves) and it is just magical. I actually got a bit teary trying to describe it.
As my children get older, it becomes clearer and clearer to me that all of the hard work that you put in over those early and formative years really does pay off in the end. My children seem so much wiser than their years and are often the catalysts in a new way of thinking about situations. They have lifted me out of some pretty heavy funks and offered me words of advice when I have felt lost. Their conversations are never dull to me and I am always excited to hear their views about current events and occurrences.
Every generation gleans something new from their experiences to share, and your children are the best gateway to that knowledge. Eventually this learning will come from your great grandchildren and so on and so on; it's a never ending cycle of learning from each other and exchanging experiences, and it is honestly the best thing in the whole world to be a part of. So it is fair to say that in response to the question "does it really get better?" I would have to say "it gets so much better than better!"
Release Date: 2004
Running Time: 132 mins
An all American sports drama with a screen play by Paul Haggis and direction by Clint Eastwood and a story line that is sure to tug at your heartstrings. Based on the short stories by F.X. Toole, the pen name of fight manager and 'cutman' Jerry Boyd, Million Dollar Baby was originally published under the title Rope Burns, and was later changed to Million Dollar Baby after the success of the movie. And what success it had; sweeping the 77th Academy Awards and taking out Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress for Hilary Swank and Best Supporting Actor for Morgan Freeman.
A veteran boxing trainer (Clint Eastwood) that has a painful past and guarded misdemeanor, reluctantly agrees to take on amateur female boxer Maggie (Hilary Swank). With the assistance of his faithful best friend Scrap Iron (Morgan Freeman) they manage to turn Maggie into a prize fighter, and a strong relationship is forged between trainer and boxer.
There's no denying it, this is fantastic drama. The script is tight and entertaining, the acting is exceptional and drama is running on overload. Probably not one to watch on your own, or if you are already feeling a little down but it is a worthy watch for sure.
FINAL SAY: Mo cuishle means my darling. My blood.
4 Chilli Peppers