It’s no secret that I was a part of the military community for nearly a decade. I opened my home and cooked many meals for soldiers. These soldiers became family. When I was a new to North Carolina they played a prank on me in the middle of the night. Besides scaring the crap out of me, my neighbors ended up calling the cops and I had to bail them out. They said I gave them the “mom face” when I pulled up in my car. A great story we all laugh at to this day. I was blessed to see the “brotherhood” between them firsthand. There truly is something very special about the men and women that put their lives on the line for the rest of us.
In addition to all the beautiful memories, I also have seen the effects of war not only on the soldiers but their families. Some of my friends didn’t have their spouse return home, others divorced from their spouse experiencing extreme PTSD, and over-all seeing the hard reality of families with soldiers at war trying to live life.
Time Warner Bros. produced Max, a movie that shows inside a family’s story. Max, (a Belgian Malinois) is a working dog for the Marines. He served with his handler in Afghanistan.
After his handler dies, Max is adopted by the fallen Marine’s family. The movie is a beautiful story showing how the family and Max help each other work towards healing of their loss. It also demonstrates how dogs have emotions as well as humans and can experience trauma just the same.
The movie Max stars Thomas Haden Church, Robbie Amell, Lauren Graham, Luke Kleintank, and Jay Hernadez. The film is scheduled to be released by Warner Bros. on June 26, 2015.
I will be joining my girlfriends for a night out to enjoy this great family movie.
Blog written by Michelle Huntting