For Mother’s Day this year, one of my hopes is to sit down as a family and watch Anne of Green Gables. That would be such a gift. Last summer I rented it for the boys, but there just wasn’t enough action for the boys to stick with it. Maybe now?
Anne of Green Gables is my favorite movie of all time. I watched it as a little girl with my mom, and over the years it has continued to provide us with references, inside jokes, and poignant memories. In fact, about 10 years ago, my mom and I made a pact to visit PEI (Prince Edward Island) for her 70th birthday. The plot of the film (originally book series) revolves around an adopted girl. Siblings Marilla and Matthew wanted a boy, but feisty, fantastical, Anne is what they got. As the years draw closer to our “dream trip,” I think about the twists life my own life has taken. Growing up adoring that movie, I never imagined my own story would include an adopted girl too. Now, instead of just envisioning my mom and me, our dream trip has expanded to include Karolina. I CAN’T WAIT to show read the books to her and watch the series with my “bosom” daughter. 🙂 Of course I also have a sense of joy to think about sharing it with the boys, but loving Anne is definitely a “girl thing” that I look forward to passing on, as my mom did with me. I recently became addicted to the official Anne of Green Gables blog too, and saw this awesome story about a couple inspired to adopt after watching AOGG.
The dialogue has taken on new meaning for me now, and I can easily see how it inspires others to adopt. My new favorite line from the movie is from Marilla: “It wasn’t luck it was providence. He knew we needed her.”
He always knows what we need, doesn’t he. 🙂
I was able to watch it with my 7-year old daughter on one of our snow days this past winter. It was really fun to watch it with her and talk about life with her as we watched. It was a special time.
Melissa K says
This is also my favorite movie of all time! I've watched it so many times that I say the lines with the characters yet I've never made it through the whole movie without a tear or two! I was blessed enough to be able to adopt a little girl and now we watch it together. My favorite line is "Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it"? It's my daughter's favorite thing to say when she's had a particularly challenging day!