little women


My “Marmee” gave this to me for Easter. “A movie you can watch over and over when Ryan’s gone,” she said.

And over and over and over…

Just the opening music makes me nostalgic. It’s one of the few things that can always, without fail, make me wish for just a moment that it was winter. And that I lived in Concord. In that house.

And it always, always, for much more than just a moment, makes me wish I was a little girl again. We had fun, the little women in my family. And my mama was just as strong and capable and warm and fun as theirs.

But all I really was going to write is that tonight, watching the scene when Beth is very ill, and Marmee rushes home from DC and immediately knows what to do, and the girls feel such relief at her presence — well, it made me think that there is no more important person in the world than a good mother. In that moment, like so many moments, she is everything.

What a privilege.

5 Comments little women

  1. Heather

    This movie has always been a favorite of mine too. It found its way to our DVD collection only about a month ago. You really do wish you were there, experiencing the simplicity and sing song family time. Its warm, even though they probably weren’t all that warm!

  2. Andrea

    I know how you feel, I love it too! So good, your making me want to watch it now. We have it too. How’s the family? When will there be sermons on the CFC website, we miss it!


  3. Ethan Thomas

    That is so true. It really makes me miss being near my mom. There’s no one to run to who knows how to handle everything down here. Ah well.


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