Love Comes Softly (2003 TV Movie)
Clark Davis: The truth of God's love is not that he allows bad things to happen. It's His promise that He'll be here with us when they do.
Clark Davis: Where did the skunk find you?
Marty Claridge: In the barn.
Missie Davis: We need some more tomatoes, Pa. It took a whole bushel to get her smelling this good.
Marty Claridge: My husband Aaron loved me so much that it spilled over and made a baby.
Missie Davis: What spilled over?
Marty Claridge: It.
Missie Davis: What is it?
Marty Claridge: The love.
Missie Davis: I was thinking about how many brothers and sisters Clint has. There's a lot of love spilling over at the Graham's.
Marty Claridge: There is no way you're going to be my - my midwife! Find someone else!
Clark Davis: There ain't no time for that.
Marty Claridge: *Isn't!* I'll be fine. I'll be fine. Did you deliver Missie?
Clark Davis: No, there was Sarah...
Missie Davis: But Pa's delivered plenty of calves.
Marty Claridge: [sarcastically] Oh, that makes me feel so much better.
Clark Davis: Missie, we'll need a lot of hot water and the shears from the barn. They'll need to be sterilized.
Marty Claridge: Missie! Missie, don't you dare!
[Clark gestures and tells Missy to go]
Marty Claridge: I would rather give birth in a field than have you in here!
Clark Davis: Child birth is a natural event.
Marty Claridge: Ooooooh, if you feel what I'm feeling you'll see how natural it is. Now get out!
[she has another contraction]
Marty Claridge: Oh, I can't do this alone. Please help me. Please!
[she holds up her left hand which has her wedding ring on it]
Clark Davis: You look beautiful, Missie.
Missie Davis: Thanks, Pa.
Missie Davis: You'll catch flies with your mouth hangin' open like that.
Missie Davis: Readin' ain't no adventure.
Marty Claridge: Once you can read you can have any adventure you've ever dreamed of.
Clark Davis: A man loses his horse he goes after it. It's as simple as that.
Clark Davis: A man loses his woman, he goes after her. It's as simple as that.
Sarah Graham: You know, sometimes love isn't fireworks. Sometimes, love just comes softly.
Sarah Graham: I'll come when I'm good and ready, Ben Graham.
Ben Graham: That's fine then. I can't promise the buggy will still be here when you're ready.
Sarah Graham: Ornery old goat.
Marty Claridge: I just don't understand why the God you pray to would let such unthinkable things happen to decent people.
Marty Claridge: [a letter that Marty writes to Clark] Dear Clark, the wagon train will be leaving soon, but I don't want to go. Ask me to stay. Love, Marty.
Marty Claridge: I might be leaving, but my love is staying here with you.
Clark Davis: Father, I don't know why you brought Marty into my life only to have her leave like this. I don't always understand your plan, but I ask you with a shattered heart, please help me to accept it. Amen.
Marty Claridge: I have to stay for the right reasons
Clark Davis: Stay because I love you. I love you!
Marty Claridge: Maybe I should stay because I love *you*.
Missie Davis: [sees Marty coming back with Clark and whispers] Mamma.
Marty Claridge: The books. How did you know they were mind and not Aaron's?
Clark Davis: Oh, well, a man would have thrown them off the wagon at the first big hill. Unless he was trying to please a stubborn woman.
Missie Davis: [Missie and Clark find the chicken coop a mess and the stump with blood on it] Looks like a coyote got in there, Pa.
Clark Davis: [looking at the stump] Or a wild woman with an axe.
Missie Davis: You were mooin' louder'n Gertie was when she had her baby!
Clark Davis: Missy could fall down and hurt herself, even if I'm walking right there beside her. That doesn't mean that I allowed it to happen. She knows, as far as unconditional love, I'll pick her up and I'll carry her. I'll try to heal her. I'll cry when she cries. And I'll rejoice when she is well. In all the moments of my life, God has been right there beside me. The truth of God's love is not that he allows bad things to happen. It's His promise that he'll be there with us when they do.