Autumn is my absolute favorite season. The fall foliage is a spectacular, never-ending smorgasboard for my eyes. Crisp, refreshing air, fresh apple cider and warm donuts just make me want to twirl. And I frequently do. (It burns calories, you know.)
Unfortunately, I live in Florida - land of zero autumn. But guess what? As you read this, I'm not in Florida. I'm waaaay up north, in Michigan - my former home state and home of my favorite (and only) sister. Why, I'll bet as you read these very words I'm twirling in a brisk breeze, singing for joy because I get to wear a sweater.
My (nearly) 13-year old daughter, Emily, doesn't usually get to come with me on these fall visits, but this year is different. Waaay different. Emily is thrilled to be an movie extra in a production currently filming in Michigan. My sister Connie works in the industry, and is working on the set, so it will be a real family event, sort of. On a side note, Connie is also executive producing three T.V. pilots and hopes to find a buyer for (at least) one of them next year. God knows we need more Christians in the movie industry!
I will be playing the part of the ever-watchful mom on the sidelines, making sure my daughter is protected every second on set. I love how God throws these little adventures into my life. Especially when autumn is part of the thrill.
How about you? Would you allow your son or daughter to be in a movie? Do you think Chrisitians belong in Hollywood (or in the thriving movie industry in Michigan)?
And tell me - do you get to enjoy fall in your neck of the woods?