Thursday, May 15, 2008

Arts & Entertainment/Movies: A Walk to Remember

by Linda Scanlan a.k.a. L.S. Keilbart on I Knew I Could Fly
on yourLDSneighborhood Newsstands - 15 May 2008

About 10 years ago I was a visitor in a ward in the Salt Lake Area. A young couple was asked to speak about Temple Marriage. The young Sister arose and told the most loving, compassionate story of love I had ever heard. She spoke of her first marriage (She could only have been about 20 at the time I heard her speak). Her husband had a disease that he was dying from. She fell in love with this young man because of the beauty of his spirit. She agreed to marry him in the Temple knowing that they would never have a normal marriage. Their marriage became a month of memories and service for a young man that I will not forget.

I remember this talk every time I watch "A Walk to Remember". Shane West plays Landon, the good looking, shallow High School student that is court ordered to community service. It is here that he comes to know Mandy Moore's character Jamie. -- Read More