Playing Catchup

Like many of you have been feeling, life has a funny way of running ahead of you, and you end up feeling so far behind.  This week I’m going to try to catch up with various things going on at the Robinsons house, beginning with a quick movie review.

On Saturday night I watched the movie “Mother and Child“.   Here is a synopsis from the IMDB: 

Almost forty years ago, a young girl of fourteen has sex, gets pregnant, and gives her baby up for adoption. Fast-forwarding to the present day, we meet three very different women, each of whom struggles to maintain control of their lives. There’s Elizabeth, a smart and successful lawyer who uses her body to her advantage. Any time she feels that she doesn’t have the upper hand, and cannot control the situation, she uses her sex appeal – whether that be starting a romance with her boss when she suspects he is trying to start one himself, or finding some way to control her overly friendly neighbor and husband. Karen, meanwhile, is a bitter health care professional who obviously has a lot of heart but never shows it. She gave up a daughter at the age of fourteen (wonderfully shown rather than told, she is the young girl and mother of Elizabeth), and has never gotten over it – her bitterness inspiring her to lash out at everyone around her – even the gentle man at work who is undeniably drawn to her. Finally, Lucy is a woman who has failed to conceive with her husband, so she turns to adoption to make the family she desires.

I thought it was a very interesting movie about about the twists and turns, the joys and the sorrows that can be associated with adoption. This film shows various view points and life long impacts of the domestic adoption process – for the birth mother, the adopted child, and the adoptive parents. The movie is slow at times but if your life has been impacted by adoption you will find it very interesting. You will need some tissues handy for this one, because as many of you know, adoption, especially private domestic adoption is not for the faint of heart.