Her name was Anne (with an "e") and she made me smile.
My dad recorded the series Anne of Green Gables and the sequel that followed. We took those videos overseas on part 2 of our missionary adventure and let me tell you...I wore those tapes out!!! My friends and I would have sleepovers and have a movie marathon, not going to sleep until the final "kiss." The phrase "kindred spirit" was used among my girlfriends. We even had code names for the "Gilbert's" in our lives.
Crazy, huh? Yet, when I see all the movies that come out today and what movie producers think they have to put into all those movies... I wish there were a few more good 'ol movies like the ones that took place on Green Gables or in Avonlea. I wish there were more leading ladies that made us smile and feel better about our weaknesses and leading men like Gilbert who truly knew how to love and be a friend. What happened to those kind of characters? What happened to those kind of movies?
I know you are probably wondering why I brought Anne up. Today I picked Kayla up from French class and as we are driving home she asks what we are doing this weekend. I'm not sure yet, but the way our schedules have been going lately I knew there must be something... When I asked her "WHY?" she shrugged and said that she would really like to watch Anne of Green Gables again... Be still my heart! My daughter knows me oh so well!
I don't know if it will happen THIS weekend, but rest assured this Mom is going to take the opportunity given to her and we will watch Anne real soon. Anyone want to join us?
Gilbert, I'm coming. I'm "surry" (sorry) it has been so long.