Ok, to be perfectly honest here, when I first saw this trailer, I really wanted to see this movie just because Channing Tatum was in it.
But now that I’ve gotten the chance to read the book The Vow, The True Events That Inspired The Movie, I want to see this movie for a WHOLE BUNCH of different reasons.
From BH Publishing Group:
The Vow traces actual events from the 1990s, when Kim and Krickitt met, fell in love and married. Just 10 weeks later, the couple survived a terrible car wreck with Krickitt awakening in the hospital married to a stranger. The accident had claimed 18 months of Krickitt’s memories, including all recollection of Kim.
With Kim committed to his marriage vows and Krickitt maintaining her strong Christian faith even if recent memories were gone, the couple began the long road to a rebuilt relationship, with a second wedding ceremony and renewal of their vows almost three years later. It gave new meaning to the words “in sickness and in health.”
“You make a promise before God with your wedding vows,” Krickitt said. “You have to take that seriously.”
The Carpenter’s story generated international interest at the time and resulted in the initial release of their book. Now reissued with an additional chapter and new 16-page photo insert, The Vow tells the true and more complete story than the film it inspired.
Oh wow! What a TRUE TRUE TRUE story of love and devotion.
But not just the normal, what movies are made of, type of gushy ‘feeling’, kind of love..
No. This is the FAITH based, God fearing, I Took a Vow before God kind of love.
My copy of The Vow (Thank you Lovell-Fairchild) is covered in dog ears. Reading the true story of Kim and Krickitt has truly blessed my life and given me a whole new outlook on what ‘vows’ truly mean.
I was inspired by Krickitts deep faith from the get go. How, in the beginning of their budding relationship, she unshamedly and bodlys asks Kim if he is a Christian and explains to him why this is important to her. And than, even after going through a horrible accident, her faith is never lost. Memories yes, but not her faith.
Most of the book is written by and from Kim’s point of view. And what a view that is.
His unending love and devotion to his wife during such a trying time. His determination to keep his Vow and his willingness to create new memories with his wife who doesn’t remember him.
I read this book in 2 days.
I actually could have read it in one, but I really needed to sleep.
Although The Vow, the movie, looks like it’s going to be good..
I HIGHLY suggest getting a copy of the TRUE story and be inspired by two people who truly allowed God to be at the center of their marriage.
** Thank you to Lovell-Fairchild for the review copy of The Vow. All opinions and thoughts are 100% all mine**