Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wishful Wed ....Novel


'I wish' .... I could play a character's role in a book and it would be Mrs. Tuohy from The Blind Side!


How can you go wrong with a #1 New York Times Bestseller in the category Paperback Nonfiction!  Not only did I LOVE the movie, but I enjoyed the book.  

Mrs.  Tuohy was a evangelical Christian, raised by a racist father, and took a huge stride through society to change the life of one special guy, Michael Oher.  She gave him a second chance in live and thrive in life, and boy did he take advantage of an opportunity given!  It was inspirational story line, left me in tears, and was incredibly touching. 

This was based on a real story, and Mrs Tuohy told the author, "God gives people money to see how you are going to handle it," and the author, Michael Lewis, put it, "She intended to prove she knew how to handle it."

This helped put things in perspective and encourage me to think about things differently.  I want to be remembered for impacting others in a way that is unforgettable.  I hope when all things are said and done, I will be proud of the life I lived without regrets and walked by faith the entire step of the way!

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41 comments:

Heather said...

Love her in the book (movie). She is a fabulous!

Carly said...

I've seen the movie and just recently got the book. I can't wait to read it and learn more about her character!

Courtney said...

Can't wait to read it :)

katie + bret said...

Confirms what I already know - You have an amazing heart!

Mrs. Potts said...

I just wrote a post about her yesterday - we watched the movie & everyone who has seen it remarks that she makes them think of me!

M.O.T.B said...

Glad you are back from vacation! Come over and enter my giveaway!

Neely said...

Great choice! I loved the book and the movie as well. You are gonna do great things girlie :)

P.S. Great topic :)

Susan said...

Yes, love her!!! I saw the movie but have not read the book...YET! Great choice! So glad your back, I missed your WW :) Hope you had a great vacation!

Jen said...

I just bought this book a couple weeks ago, and I can't wait to read it!

Sam said...

I have heard such amazing things about this novel and character! I know the lovely Sandra Bullock plays her in the movie (haven't seen it yet), and so that'll be a great face to put to the character when I read it (hopefully soon)!

Kaitlin said...

I have heard so many good things about this book. Next time I buy books I am going to pick this one up for sure!

The Boob Nazi said...

I totally own her sunglasses she wore in that movie. That fact made me love it.

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

Aw, I was listening about her on NPR yesterday. Sounds like an amazing person! I have yet to see the movie OR read the book!
WILL DO SOON!

Selma said...

Haven't read nor seen the movie. WHY?!! I know I must. AND I will for sure. It hasn't come out over here which is quite sad,*unless it has but I can't find it anywhere* but no worries...I'll be over there soon and will "fill me in in everything I missed over the past few months". :)

Happy Wednesday! :D

xoxo

Teresa said...

Sweet Girl!
There's no doubt you are impacting lives!
You know what a HAPPY impact you have had on mine!!
Oh!
The girl that does my hair says I remind her of this character!! Ha!!
xxoxo
Can you believe I haven't seen the movie!!?

Marian said...

Oh, such a good pick!! I wish there were more people like Mrs. T in our world!!

natalie @ stickles family {the blog} said...

Kelsey - I'm from Memphis and attended Ole Miss. I actually met LeAnne at an Ole Miss game this past season! She's just as amazing in person as she's reflected in the book and movie! :) GREAT choice!!!

Natalie said...

I'm also from Memphis & know several people who know the real Mrs. Tuohy. My neighbor was her teacher in school & kept in touch with her through college. They've all had remarkable things to say about her. What a great choice!

Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition said...

That was such a great movie and I really want to read the book! She is such an inspiring person.

Juggling Thoughts said...

Oh my goodness, I just found your blog and fell in love! I found you off of My Nashville Nest and just became a new follower :)

I look forward to my next visit!

Courtney @
www.finewire.blogspot.com

undomestic chica said...

GREAT choice! I saw the movie, but haven't read the book. I had no idea her father was a racist, maybe now I need to read the book to see what else I'm missing.

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

I love this! We still haven't seen the movie (and I haven't read the book, but would love to), remember I was tearing up just at the preview :) haha! such a wonderful story!!!

Tiffany said...

Good pick! I too loved the movie! I haven't read the book though. I'll have to pick it up.

Annie said...

Loved the movie...I bet the book is EVEN BETTER!!

Leslie said...

I think you made a great choice! She is someone we can all learn from!

Llama said...

What an AMAZING character to pick. She is absolutely inspiring!

OceanDreams said...

Nice choice sweetie, I love her character and that movie really touched me! I will have to read the book sometime. I will be doing my Wishful Wed post for the first time, I've always loved your posts but haven't done it until now, yay! :)

Just Add Walter said...

wow, that is a great pick!

Kelsey Claire said...

I thought about reading this or adding it to my library queue, but didn't know if I would be disappointed after loving the movie. I think I am going to have to check it out!

josephinechoo said...

Hi..new reader/follower here.

Love your blog layouts!!

-Jose's Diary-

Tracy-Girl said...

I desperately need to get back in the blogging world! It's been way too long since I have done a wishful Wednesday! I think if I could play any character it would be Carrie Bradshaw (so unoriginal) just because I love the depths of the friendship between the characters!

Kurt+Amy said...

You're so cute. Love your thoughts and I will definitely have to get that book. I am dying to see the movie but haven't had the chance. I loved your when all is said and done line, I too wish those things. :)

Marie. said...

Hello!

Thanks for the follow, I was admiring your layout hehe. I'm trying to figure out a new one for my blog but I don't know what I want... booo!

My husband actually didn't get why I wanted to make Hamburger Helper... but it hit him while we were eating haha. I'm a fan of Hamburger Helper... but without the hamburger part :) I just like the pasta alone!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I have yet to read the book or see the movie! I've heard its great though!

Ashley @ Ramirez Family said...

I just left you an award on my blog =)

Jenny DB said...

Dang Kels popular WW topic this week!! I left you a little tag on my blog, incidentally featuring miss shelbers. you should play too!! except i think you're getting your lil behind kicked at CF right meow!

A Real Housewife said...

she is an amazing woman! great character to pick.

Lesli said...

Hi, just found your blog through Katie and wanted to say hello.. Your blog is adorable so I will definitely be back to read more!! I wanted to see this movie soo bad when it was out... I can not wait to buy it when it comes out on DVD. Thank you for sharing!

deiala said...

I'm on your blog for the first time and I really like it! I don't know the book you've chosen for your wishful Wednesday, but it sounds really good so I'll get myself a copy...

Have a nice day...

Molly said...

What a great idea! I need to read this book. I'd love to participate in Wishful Wednesdays!

Allison said...

That was the sweetest movie ever, and I know I'd love the book too. For some reason I hate a reading book after I've watched the movie though.

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