Saturday, October 18, 2008

God's hands in strange places


My last post was based on what I consider to be a real live act of God. Why did God choose that child and that journey for that family? Because they are special. God knew this and trusted one of his angels who would have such a wrenching journey to the people he knew he could trust to be there for her. Not just any family would be able to weather the journey. Not just any family would dig deep enough in their faith to make it through. Only a very special family would do for such a precious angel. 

There is another act of God that has touched our lives lately. It didn't come to us through the normal channels, but instead through a casting call for Katie. A few weeks ago we received an e-mail announcing a casting call for the lead in a movie. I ignored it for a while, not because I didn't think Katie would be interested, but frankly because I was so overwhelmed with other things that this got turfed to a back burner. By chance, I happened across the e-mail earlier this week, and this time it caught my attention. It is a movie about Bethany Hamilton, the 13 year old surfer who in 2003 was attacked by a shark and lost her left arm. She has gone on to compete internationally in surfing, started several charities and written several books. She is incredible. She accepted her loss and never looked back. Instead, she became stronger in faith, spirit and devotion as a result of her loss. If you read about her life, you will see God's hands all over the place. 


I decided to go ahead and submit Katie's information. I sent it on Tuesday and the end of the open casting call was Thursday. On Friday I received a call that the producer would be in town on Saturday and they wanted to audition Katie. (OK, about that time I was trying not to pee my pants and was covered in goose bumps) Um, yeah! We will be there. So today we travelled to downtown Houston and Katie got to audition for the lead in a major motion picture. In front of the producer and casting director. She had to do two scenes and be interviewed. Amazingly, she wasn't really nervous. She thought it was great fun and a learning experience. She doesn't think she will get a call back, but you never know. The movie films in Hawaii starting in January. She would have to learn to surf, which I imagine will take her about a weekend given her athletic abilities. 


So what do you think, does she look the part?

12 comments:

Angie said...

How exciting! I think she could play the part! YOu will have to let us know what comes of it.

bellagirl26 said...

She's perfect. Best of luck Katie!

Ana's Mom

Misty McKibben-Melvin said...

How VERY VERY exciting and what an HONOR! Way to go Katie! Praying for great results and even if she doesn't get the part.....again, WHAT AN HONOR! Talented girl!!!

ManyBlessings said...

I honestly think she looks just like her! But then I never saw the other girls either. Wouldn't that be cool if she got the part?!?!?!?
dawn:D

dana said...

I guess you will have to come to So. Cal. to learn how to surf... YEAH!!! If my kids can do it, Katie can learn as well!
Love You!

dana said...

Oh, Teiya just got asked by a talen scout to audition for the Zack and Cody show. She needs some tips from Katie...

Vanessa said...

Cpngrats and keep us posted!

Autumn said...

She totally looks the part! I was vacationing in Kauai when it all happened. It was all over the news. I'm totally inspired by that little girl's courage and drive! It would be awesome if you get to hang out in Hawaii (any of the islands) while filming! Best of luck, Katie!

Michelle Riggs said...

How wonderful. Yes, she looks the part. Simlpy beautiful.

Thanks for praying for Abby.

URBAN BLONDE said...

I can't think of a better role to take for Katie's first experience in the biz!

I saw the girl interviewed on a show (can't remember which one) and she was an amazing articulate young lady. I hope K gets the part, she certainly looks it and I know has the heart for it to bring it realistically to the screen!

Fingers crossed!

Blondie

Tam said...

Wow! How cool is this?!

Tracy said...

wendy,
she's got it in the bag!!!! Wishing her lots of luck!