We took the kids to see the movie, Soul Surfer over the weekend. It’s the true story of Bethany Hamilton, a girl surfer who suffered a shark attack.
I read her book when it first came out and was very impressed. How can a girl lose an arm, but find herself?
Here is a short version of her story, in her own words:
She really found herself. The book was inspiring, and the movie was just plain wonderful. My eleven year old son said, “I think that’s the best movie I’ve seen in a long time!” And it was.
They also have an amazing cast:
AnnaSophia Robb as Bethany (she starred in Bridge to Terabithia)
Dennis Quaid as her father
Helen Hunt as her mother
Carrie Underwood as a church counselor and friend
The best part is, it’s real. Bethany Hamilton is real and a true role model.
Enjoy this movie trailer and then go see the show – and take a few tissues – and prepare to be impressed.