Tuesday, April 22, 2008

emma

mom and I watched the new Emma Smith movie last night...I still can't believe I watched a Mormon movie in a cinema- something my Washington State native self isn't used to- but I was so incredibly touched by this movie...

As I watched the movie I was having a hard time taking it all in- I would get so wrapped up in the horror of just one trial Emma faced but the movie kept going and so as her life went- major trials after trials...I couldn't even process the pain and agony she had to bear- married to Joseph, losing so many children, disowned by her father, the mobs, sickness, moving, persecution...more than we can imagine. My mom and I were in tears of course...

So I guess people judged Emma because she didn't go west with the church- her children decided to stay also which caused her and Joseph's posterity to leave the church and start the RLDS. This must frustrate so many members of the church. Many must question, "If she could have just trusted a little more, if she could have mustered up just enough faith to make the journey west..."

after watching this movie all doubt seems to be lifted and I can't imagine her any other place besides next to Joseph living out her eternities...

everyone's experience on earth is individual...

anyway- good movie

Here are some trailers- some of my favorite quotes from the movie are in these trailers...I love it when Emma gets up in front of the relief society for the first time and says "sisters we are going to do something extraordinary"




8 comments:

Marne said...

I am excited to see this movie too. Emma has always been a fascinating with me....I did some research on her awhile back. I don't remember which one, but one of the apostles said in a talk several years back to just "leave Emma alone." Like you said, too many people are too judgemental of her. She had a high calling....not many women can claim the blessings and experiences she had. What an amazing woman.

Tracie said...

i had the opprotunity for our RS social to hear a narrative about Emma, it was fantastic. i too have grown to love her and cannot wait to see the movie. One of the things that struck me was when she said that "Joseph understood life after death more than anybody and she hoped that Joseph would understand her life after his death." I am sure he does, and loves her as much as he did on earth in Heaven. I am so grateful for her example and can't wait to learn more in the movie.

Heather said...

I wonder if this will come to Spokane?? Looks like a good movie!

Calie said...

April thank you for your comments on my blog. I really enjoy your outlook on things and sometimes it just helps to know that someone else knows what I am talking about. I know as moms we all have challenges with our kids and it helps to hear what others think. Your simply womderful! I love you. Have a great day.

Greg and Emily Taylor said...

Is this movie similar to the Joseph Smith movie that came out a little while ago? I watched the trailer you posted and it all seemed to be from the Joseph Smith movie. Tell me more, is it a spin off of the original?

Tami said...

Looks like a good movie. Thanks for sharing what you thought about it. I saw a billboard for it and wondered if it would be well put together.

EDK said...

I loved going with you to that movie, and I felt it was one of the best church movies I have e ver seen. It has also been a fun visit.

Fosburg Four said...

April where are you living? I am in Idaho Falls and I am DYING to see the movie!!