We ventured out to see Captain America today with the whole family since the kids had a half day. Amos was unsure if he wanted to go after having some trouble with his colostomy bag this morning and an unsettled stomach. He ended up going and we had a great time.
I loved this line from the move: Our Very Strength Entices Challenge. I have witnessed Amos’s quiet strength over 18 years and I’ve never seen anything defeat him. I know this cancer won’t defeat him either, but it will challenge him to his limits. I see the tendency he has had lately to get upset over seemingly small things like the kids making noise. They don’t realize how their noise is multiplied inside his head and that it affects him in ways we can’t understand. Despite these issues, he catches himself and redirects his mind so the negativity his body is feeling doesn’t consume him.
Another quote I loved from the movie was this:
I love that Amos does what’s right even when it’s hard. His example has been so inspiring. When he see’s people at church who haven’t attended for years but follow his example of strength, he feels it’s all worth it. When he see’s members of his ward attending the temple daily just to put his name on the prayer roll, he feels it’s all worth it. I love this man. He is wise and holds to what he believes to be true. He is our superhero. #teamamos