After combining two families, raising five girls, and two boys the three that are traveling this journey with us at the moment are doing so with different parents than the seven that went before them. We have the benefit in some regard to hind sight. We've been there, done that on a lot of issues. It is our hope that we've learned to relax on some issues that just aren't that big of a deal and to be more mindful in other areas that require a little more effort and finesse. For me at least one of those issues encompasses the ideas of self-respect, determination, commitment, purity, physical and mental health, respect for others, commitment to God, developing an internal, moral compass, and making conscious, educated decisions as opposed to being led by emotions like a boat tossed on the ocean.
Old Fashioned takes us there. It touches on the heavy subjects; digs into the tough emotions. It models commitment, standing firm, and living with intention. We are reminded that it's never too late to change our ways, stand for what is true and pure, and that we can stand alone when we need to. Doing the right thing is always the right thing to do. On the flip side there is a cautionary tale about taking ourselves too seriously and missing out on the gifts of living. Chivalry is not dead, and courtship is beautiful, even in these contemporary times. A wonderful reminder for us all.