29 Nov

The Way Home – DVD – CLOSED

I’m sure we all have nightmares about terrible things that may happen to our children!  I know I’ve had worst case scenarios brewing in my head since the day I found out I was pregnant (I actually had a worst case scenario before that day as well,,,, I imagined that I would never get pregnant).  Either way, since my daughter was no larger than a grain of rice, I was and have been worried about everything.

Last year a young autistic boy that lives in Cape Breton, NS (the same province I live in), ventured off into the woods and unfortunately was lost for quite some time during the winter (in fact, it was right around this time, just before Christmas).  I followed this story so closely and although I didn’t know the boy or the family, I cried, I prayed, I hoped, I rejoiced and then I mourned.  I put myself in the Mother’s shoes and could not get the story out of my mind.  The boy was eventually found, the family dog had stayed with him for a few days and eventually made his way back home – without the young boy.  It’s thought that the dog thought the boy has passed away.  Thankfully the tracks and the dog were able to bring rescuers to find the young boy and he was air lifted to the Children’s hospital, but not much long after…. I can’t even type it without getting emotional.  His poor family and that poor precious boy. xoxo

I was recently asked if I would like to review a Christian movie called The Way Home, staring Dean Cain.  Since I tend to like these types of movies,  they always have a good lessons and the people in the movies are very similar to the same people that I surround myself with, I thought it would be a good fit.

Here’s a Synopsis:

Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”) stars as Randy Simpkins, a husband and father torn between the demands of his job and commitment to his family.  Asked by his wife, Christal to watch their two-year-old son, Joe for a few minutes, Randy is distracted by work and Joe disappears.  Racked by guilt, Randy joins Christal in a desperate search for their missing son alongside hundreds of others from their church and community.  Randy and Christal’s strained marriage must now weather the ultimate test – the potential loss of a child. THE WAY HOME is the story of Randy’s powerful spiritual journey back to love, faith and a Godly understanding of what must always take first priority in a man’s life – his family.

Not knowing what the movie was about, I sat down in my living room with my cousin and we began to watch.  Within the first 10 minutes, I was having flashbacks to the young boy I talked about earlier.   My heart sank, my stomach was in my throat, there was a frog in my throat and I imagined the worst possible scenario possible.  And here is the kicker, this movie is based on a true story – GLUP.

The movie really depicted what goes into a large search and rescue mission, emotions that different people have and how a community will come together in times of emergency.  Actually, it was uplifting to see how tight the church group and community are, especially in times of need.  I was anxious the whole entire time while watching the movie, because in a Search and Rescue, every second counts.

I’m not going to tell you how the movie ends, other than I did cry.  When it comes to kids (or anything really), I am a huge sap.  I wear my emotions on my sleeve and in this case, I was wearing my tears on my sleeve too.

The Way Home is available on DVD, and would make a great gift for any of your Christian friends.

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131 thoughts on “The Way Home – DVD – CLOSED

  1. Just recently a teenager passed away from Meningitis. It happened in
    our home town and someone so young and active was taken away from this
    earth. So sad. No time is good, but a month before Christmas.
    As a parent of a young girl, yes, it hits home.

  2. I can’t watch the news anymore. I cry too easily. The pain that families are experiencing, kids being abused, house fires, death. I just can’t do it. 🙁

    I do like a good movie now and then about it tho…. 🙂

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  4. Thank you for your kind comments about our story. We feel so blessed that God allowed our story to end the way it did. It is very humbling to know that our testimony is positively impacting others. God used that day to teach me the value of our relationship to Him, our family, and our community. Thanks again for sharing our story wi
    th your friends. Randy and Christal Simpkins

  5. A news story or real life movie called Losing Isahah hit home for me as i am going through the same situation with my boyfriend’s sister’s child whom we have raised since he was 4 mo. old and is now 20 mo. My husband’s sister is not trying to get him back and i am absolutely devastated.

  6. News stories that always hit home with me are stories about soldiers
    returning from overseas. My boyfriend and future husband is in the
    Air Force. I am so proud of him.

  7. I
    have posted or shared on face book and liked on facebook , retweeted and follow
    folllowed on twitter. I am hoping to win the movie on this site seen the movie borrowed friends coy.

  8. there are to many heartbreaking stories on the news each day,I honestly stopped watching it. I visit our local news page for the weather and possible alerts

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  10. I know it’s going back several years…but 9/11 really hit home. There were 5 men in my town who never came home that day. All were fathers to young kids.
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  11. A few years ago, when my oldest son was maybe two years old, a ten-year-old boy was abducted from a small town in Saskatchewan. The hunt that began was enormous and within a couple of days the boy was safely returned to his family and the abductor, who was already wanted in B.C. I believe, had been arrested. Tragically, the apprehension hadn’t been quick enough to prevent the boy from being abused.

    There is no place more overlooked than small town Saskatchewan, and residents in my small town and so many others tend to think that we are invulnerable from the tragedies that occuer in larger places. This story was a poignant reminder that a strong, close-knit community and a low crime rate is no excuse for complacency. I still feel incredibly safe in my town, and I will have no problem letting my son go out with friends when he’s older. But I will also be making sure that my son receives the same training about strangers and personal safety that I did when I was a child. After all, not every abduction has the same ending as this one.

  12. Being a mom with 8 kids, any news story that involve children
    tugs at my heart strings. There are way too many scary things
    happening out there with children and makes me even more
    protective of mine to try and keep them safe.

  13. Recently I heard about some people who were keeping racoons as pets and their 9 month old was mauled by them. It made me sick and I had to turn the radio off. Ugh!

  14. A man I went to school with was recently murdered along with his mother
    while trying to visit his newborn daughter by the child’s maternal
    grandfather. Now this precious baby will have to grow up without a
    father, grandmother, and grandfather and she will someday have to learn
    about what happened to her family. It just breaks my heart that this
    type of stuff can go on in my backdoor.

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  15. It didn’t really hit home, but i was very disturbed about the gang rape of a teenager that went to a rave close to where we live. That could have been anybody’s daughter or niece. What is the world coming to? Sick individuals.

  16. the ones that hit me are the domestic disputes and killings I was involved in a horrible relationship with my first husband and he ALWAYS said if I can’t have you no one else can and I really believed he would of followed through with his threat…if I didn’t get away like i did

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  17. Any news story of child abuse really hits home with me. I look at my precious granddaughters and can’t imagine anyone hurting a child!
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  18. I hate hearing the stories about child and animal abuse and how people can be so abusive to other living beings. It makes me so sad and frustrated.

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    In Response To Your Question Of What News Story Really Hit Home For Me?
    My Answer Is There Have Been Alot Involving Child Abuse And I Think Those Are The Most Horrible Stories To Hear.I Don’t Understand How People Can Be So Cruel To A Child.
    Thanks For Having This Giveaway.

  21. When there was a huge car accident in our neighborhood due to a local bridge collapse..that definitely hit home because we used to walk over that bridge.

  22. Our local newspaper ran a short article regarding unsolved crimes in our
    area. One of the cases was from a high school girl that disappeared
    when I was in high school. It seems like so long ago, and yet her
    family still doesn’t have any closure.
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