Star Wars: The Force Awakens, or does it?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

It’s New Year’s Eve and I’ve noticed people talking about what 2015 was like for them. I’ve been trying to wrap my head around our year all day. How do I wrap it all up in a small paragraph? I can’t. I’m having this inner dialogue with myself and my phone rings. My husband is wondering if I bought our tickets to Star Wars yet.

My husband is a HUGE Star Wars fan. It was a big part of his childhood. When the new Movie hit theatres, all he kept talking about was how he wanted to go see it. Star Wars is just not my thing. I avoided this conversation with him for about a week before I had to give in.

We went to see the movie tonight and I was certain that I would fall asleep during it like all the other movies.

Surprisingly, I didn’t.

Let me tell you why before you start saying things like, “You’ve come over to the dark side.”

I was really trying to follow the story line so when my husband wanted to recap it, I could give him my full attention.

As I sat in the theater and watched his face, I realized something. The same expression he has on his face is the same expression I have on my face when I talk about anything that I’m passionate about or believe in. He loves me so much that he listens intently and he supports me whole heartedly. I’m very aware that not a lot of people can say that.

It awakened something in me. Just like the Resistance was looking for Luke Skywalker, I was looking for another way to connect with someone I love dearly. It didn’t matter what stood in my way, I was going to get him in that seat so he could have 2 hours and 15 minutes of sheer joy.

Star Wars taught me a lesson. We fight for the people we love, we do whatever it takes to have one more moment with those who mean the most to us. It’s doesn’t matter if it’s a Wookie or your best friend. So I’m saying farewell to 2015, and embracing 2016. I will make time to be with the ones I love and care about. Who knows, we just might even fight a galactic battle or two. 

Authored by: Sondra Rodocker