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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fall, Fun, Film, Family, Farewell

The same thing that took my son, Charlie, out of Michigan, just brought him back.

Film making.



 He and business partner, Bub Kuns (and Bub's wife Jeanette)
came to Michigan to scout out locations
for their new movie, Ordinary World, featuring Noah Munck.

Noah will play a lead role as "David".


 Not to be confused with our adorable grandson, David.




 So, this trip is all about work.  

Scouting, assessing, movie planning.




But for the family who follows along, it's all about fun.





For me, it's about reflection.
I recall when I took Charlie to this very same spot, 
at "Dead Man's Hill",
when he was almost 4, just like his son, David.

It truly seems like it was just yesterday.

 And now, Charlie's a film maker, with a successful business.  
A business that lifts up the Lord in all it does.


 But even more importantly, 
he's the head of a family that also puts the Lord first in all it does.



Oh, how amazing it will be to see what the future holds.



But for now, the task is at hand.  
To make a movie that will bring others to know the 
sweet, 
sweet,  
sweet 
grace of
Christ Jesus.



 And it is my job to lift up those who are making this truth known,
in daily prayer for their discernment and God-driven guidance.

For Bub...



And for my son, Charlie.



 It is this knowledge, knowing Charlie and Bub are making a difference in this world, 
that makes it a tad easier for me to say goodbye, 
as they head back to California with their families.



It's not easy for a mother to miss her son, his amazing wife, and their little ones.
Our grandchildren...
But I cope.  As many others cope in similar situations.
And know, it is what is best for Charlie. 
In service to Him.

“You are the light of the world. 
A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.  
Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. 
Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  
In the same way, let your light shine before others, 
that they may see your good deeds 
and glorify your Father in heaven."
Matthew 5:14-16 

Until next time dear friends, God willing.

3 comments:

Dicky Bird said...

"We" go to a small Christian school that happens to have 2 young men who want to be Christian film makers too. They already have a following on YouTube "Uncle Kornicob" They wanted me to mention it to you in case your son would want to "discover" them....I said I would....Thanks.

Sherry Sutherby http://russ-stickacres.blogspot.com/ said...

Talented boys! I sent "The Loop" to my son and his partner. Tell Chris and Luke they should head to California and take their film school. One such boy did and he went on to be an amazing filmmaker. :~)

Dicky Bird said...

Thanks, I will tell them tonight at the volleyball/football games. Those 2 boys are too funny sometimes, it will make them happy to think someone "important" saw their clips. Blessings from Wisconsin. Looks like you had a wonderful time with family :)