I learned from experience Saturday that you should never watch 6 hours of Anne of Green Gables at a time when your emotions are very near the surface. I sobbed and sobbed all day.
So here's the background: a couple weeks ago I had a free night so I decided to watch Anne of Green Gables (the first one). I got a couple hours into it and went to bed. But I had this longing inside of me to watch the rest of that movie and Anne of Avonlea. So on Saturday Spencer spent the whole afternoon at the library and Rachel spent the whole afternoon sleeping. The house was clean and I couldn't think of anything better to do than plop my butt on the couch with my feet up and a cross stitch in my hand and watch the rest of these beloved movies.
I watched most of it, then had to finish it after Rachel went to bed that night. Let me tell you, I sobbed like a baby! Now I love these movies--always have--and always expect to cry, but I don't think I've cried like this for a long time. I remember when I was a kid and was sick, I would usually watch Anne of Green Gables because it was long and took up the whole day. But I grew to love the movies. I love watching Anne her relationships with everyone--Matthew and Gilbert especially--and just long for the last minute of the movie where Anne realizes that she loves Gilbert and they kiss! The kiss! It makes the whole 8 hours worth it!
I think next time though, I'll have to wait until I'm a little less emotionally imbalanced to watch one of the most romantic stories ever.