5 Thoughts On Sappy Movies

5 Thoughts On Sappy Movies

To have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse.

Sappy movies hold a special place in my heart. I’m not sure if it’s closer to my feelings for all things deeply emotionally and tragic, or all things happy and good (where the unicorns are stationed). Either way, they are somewhere special. The movie always starts off just like school every year. Everything is going great, nothing can ruin life for me at that very moment. Then it turns into an emotional roller-coaster. Pregnant women’s hormones have nothing on a girl that is watching a sappy, romantic movie.

1. You starting thinking how depressingly single you are.

Either cats and dogs are on your Christmas list for the next 15 years, or just until you’ve hoarded enough animals to fill every inch of lonesomeness in your home.

2. You think you will recover after the movie.

The damage has been done and there isn’t enough super glue to recover the pieces of your broken heart. You move on to watch another movie to rip out your heart again.

3. You start dreaming of the perfect guy.

Yes, McDreamy I will be yours forever.

4. Those tears are real.

Those tears are a mixture of sadness for my sorry life and because i’m starting to realize how my life isn’t together at all. You start thinking how you’re over 18 years old and have done nothing with your life. This girl in the movie has her life together. A perfect boyfriend, a great house, amazing hair. Her dog is cuter than a button and you and your piece of pizza are going no where in life right now.

5. You start thinking about what you are going to tell your family at the next family reunion.

Yes, Grandma I’m very sorry I am once again single. I don’t have any plans to get married but I think i’m starting to be content being all alone…forever…maybe. Maybe grandma is right maybe her smelly old friends have the perfect grandson just for me.

Sappy movies can be a very scary ride for girls everywhere. And everyone knows around Valentine’s Day those movies are everywhere. No need to tell you to prepare yourself for this trauma ladies, you’ve already been through it enough times.

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To the guy that shot my brother...


To the guy that shot my brother,

On January 9, 2019 my families entire life changed with one phone call. The phone call that my little brother had been shot in the face, no other details. We didn't need any other details. The woman on the phone who called us in full panic told us where he was so we went, as soon as possible. I don't think it helped that not even 10 min prior I talked to Zach on the phone.. kind of irritated with him, and the ONE TIME I didn't say 'I love you' as we hung up. Could've been the last time we ever spoke.. I remember pulling up to the hospital thinking 'this can't be real' 'it's not our Zach' 'this is just a dream Sarah, WAKE UP' I'd close my eyes really tight just to open them, I was still in the hospital emergency parking lot. I could still hear the ambulance sirens coming. It was all real.

The day our life's changed was definitely a test of faith. A test of how strong we were, as a family. I sat in that waiting room ready to see the damage that has been done to my sweet baby brother. Because at that point we had no idea how lucky he got. That glimpse of seeing Zach will haunt me forever. How helpless I felt in that exact moment frequently wakes me up from these horrific dreams I've been having ever since that day. That is a moment burned into my me and families brain forever.

You always hear about these things in the movies or on the news, a house being shot up, someone shooting another innocent person, not to care if they died on your watch. But we found ourselves on the news.. We have been confined to the hospital since that day. Running on barely any sleep, taking shifts of sleep so we don't make ourselves sick taking care of Zach. Watching him suffer. Undergoing surgeries, to repair the damage you did.

Before I proceed let me tell you a little something about the man you shot.

Zachary Keith Wright. A blonde hair blue eyed boy. Who could potentially be the most annoying human on the planet (possibly coming from his sister). A man who loves his God first, loves his family second. Perfect by no means, but almost perfect to me. A 19 year old who was to graduate high school this month. After graduation he was prepping to leave for Marine boot camp in the summer.. being in the military has been Zach's dream since he could talk. Literally. Running around, playing war with underwear on our heads, and finger guns. Some would say we looked like natural born assassins.. growing up he has been a country boy. Let me tell ya country to the core. He loves this country like he loves his family. He believes in helping people, taking charge in what's right, and never leaving a brother behind. He's lived by that his whole life. Until now....

The day you shot him. The day not only did you change my brothers life, you changed his families life too. The day you almost ripped my brother out of this world... for what? A misunderstanding? Because you've let something take ahold of your life that you can't let go you're willing to kill someone innocent over? Luckily for him, his guardian angels were protecting him in your time of cowardice. There were 3 times that day he should've died, the time you shot him, the time you tried to shoot him again as he stared you directly in the face, (even tho he couldn't talk I know you could read his eyes, and he still intimidated you. That's why you tried to pull the trigger again) and the time he was running out of the house. But he lived. A man who was shot in the face, didn't lay there helpless, didn't scream in agony. That MAN walked to the neighbors to get help. Why? Because he's a MAN, and because he's on this earth for a reason.

It's gonna sound a little strange not only to you, but the audience who is reading this. I must say thank you. Even in this situation, this was the best outcome we could get. He gets to live. He will make a full recovery. He will graduate. And he will go off into the Marines. You united my family together. Closer than ever. Thank you. You tested our faith and brought us closer to our God. Thank you. Because of your moment of weakness, you showed us what prayer could do. Heal anything. Thank you. This was a bump in the road, and a helluva way to kick off our year of 2019. But here we are.. all laying in the hospital. I'm looking around as mom is sleeping in her recliner chair exhasted but still here, Zach his awake playing his xbox all hooked up to machines, fighting to heal and get better. And of course I'm writing this letter to you.

See you in trial,

From the girl whose brother you shot.

'Fight the good fight' - 1 Tim 6:12 🤟🏼💙

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