Friday, July 29, 2011

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II"

Oliver and my mom and I went to see "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" on Tuesday night. If you haven't seen it yet, you may NOT want to read my following blog about some of the scenes. Let me start out by saying that I have not read the books, but have seen and enjoyed all of the movies up to this one. I am now going to start reading the books. We started listening to them in the van going down and back to Iowa City for Oliver's radiation treatments. I saw this one and enjoyed it as well. Oliver said it was "awesomely spectacular!!!" as we were leaving the movie.

I have to say that in each of the movies a character, often times, Dumbledore, will say something that either really makes me think and ponder or really hits home. This movie in particular made me cry more than once... resulting in Oliver elbowing me and asking me, "Are you CRYing?!" in his soft whispery voice. In the movie, near the end Harry is surrounded by his friends and parents that have all passed away. He asks them if death is painful... "Does it hurt?" Then Sirius Black said it was 'as quick as falling asleep'. This immediately makes me think of Oliver (and so many other kids that are passing away) as he asked me the same thing during the course of his radiation treatments.

The other day, he saw me crying while sitting at the computer and asked if any of the boys that also have DIPG (two boys he met in Illinois in March) had died. He then asked if he was going to die. I just told him that we all will die someday and that Heavenly Father is the only one that knows when we will die. This just kills me to have to answer a question like that. It's like someone just punched me in the gut.

There are so many moments in the movie that draw me back to what we are going through right now with Oliver. Movies get to me when the are about death and dying, funerals and such. It's hard seeing that played out in a movie, realizing that it is playing itself out for us in our real life. It's been difficult.

Anyways... it's a good film and it was one that I hoped Oliver would make it long enough to be able to see it and finish out the series. A fellow cancer mother just blogged about her daughter making it to see the movie as well. It's weird how our goals change. Whenever I see a movie trailer that I think Oliver would enjoy seeing, I pray that he makes it to that date to be able to see it. The new Spider-man comes out next year. Will he make it to see it?

He talks about Harry Potter A LOT now and is planning on being him for Halloween this October. We are currently awaiting the arrival of Harry Potter's wand (Barnes & Noble).