This weekend was a pretty relaxing weekend. I love relaxing weekends. Our weekdays have been so busy that having to go no where during the weekend is wonderful. 🙂
A few nice things also happened this weekend.
My two favorite movies since childhood played on TV. The movie Polly played on Saturday. And Anne of Green Gables marathon played Sunday. Watching both these movies seriously topped off my relaxing weekend. Watching these movies does not only make me happy. But somehow they give me the power to stay strong, move on, be calm and stay optimistic.
If you have not seen the movie Polly ( Polly (1989) Movie ), I suggest that you do. It is an old movie but with great values and morals that can still be applied in today’s world. It is mainly about an orphan girl who moves into a town, reminds them about being “glad” and changes everyone’s lives forever. It is a musical with so many wonderful songs and dances. I love “Angel Eyes” and “Stand Up”. Love love love this movie. Disney actually sells this on their movie club. But you can also watch for free on YouTube. Something I learned today: the music producers of the songs in this movie is currently also making music for Sprout’s Pajanimals. And this is so cool because my daughter loves that show. :-). So it sort of connects my childhood to hers.
My second favorite movie that played this weekend was the Anne of Green Gables series (Anne of Green Gables website). This marathon actually took all day so I was not able to watch all of it. But even watching a little bit was nice. This movie is also about an orphan girl. She mistakenly gets taken to a farm who had requested a boy. She ends up staying and changes the lives of everyone around her. This story follows her through her school, college, teaching career, dreams of becoming an author, and all her romances. It is a wonderful, funny, sad story that follows her journey in life. I first knew about Anne of Green Gables by reading the book. I read that book so many times when I was little. I still have that book now.
After watching these movies, I started thinking. It is so weird that these are my favorite movies. It is so weird that both these movies are about an orphan. I wonder if reading this book, watching these movies, so MANY times have actually been God’s way of preparing me for his plan. His plan for me to adopt. He was preparing me to know that it is OK to love a child not of my blood, that things will always work out and to see that there are children in this world that need help.
Another movie that I constantly watched and loved while growing up was Annie. And that is also about an orphan girl.
It is so weird and calming at the same time to think that everything was all planned out. My experiences growing up was all meant to be. For a purpose. To prepare me for my adulthood.
God knew all along that I would be dealing with infertility. He gave me the strength to deal with it and the mind/heart to see His plan.
Sometimes, I don’t understand His plan fully but I know in my heart that I am exactly where I am suppose to be.