After THE hunter and I got our little Hunter Grunter to bed last night, we stayed up to watch a Hallmark movie on CBS. You know, it's rare when the hubbs and I can agree on what to watch on TV......I want Turner Classic Movies.....he wants the Outdoor Channel (of course). We saw a preview for a new Hallmark movie that was coming on that night called The Lost Valentine with Betty White and Jennifer Love Hewitt. Looked super cute. We'll watch it.
The Lost Valentine is a story of love, loss and hope. Betty White's character says good bye to her navy pilot husband at the train station on their first anniversary, February 14, 1944, pregnant, and distraught by her husband's departure. After the baby is born, she receives the telegram that he is MIA. She keeps the hope alive that he will return home to her so she returns to the same train station every year on their anniversary, Valentine's Day, to wait for him.
Fast forward to present - Betty White's grandson contact's reporter Jennifer Love Hewitt's character's boss about doing a human interest story on the love of his grandparents. Hewitt's character tracks down what really happened to the MIA pilot and brings closure to White, and falls in love with grandson at the same time.
The tearjerker here is the end where on Valentine's Day, they bring the coffined body of her fallen husband through the train station where she waited for him to return home for over 60 years. She cries over the flag-draped coffin and finally has the closure to this tragic love story. Love continues with the new love of Hewitt and the grandson, and life is wonderful.
I hate Hallmark. I cried for 2 hours after watching this stinkin show! It really got me thinking a lot about life, love, marriage, and choices you make throughout life. Mainly I thought about loss and how the heart never truly heals completely after a loss. How can the heart still bleed as bitterly about a loss decades later as easily as it does on day 1?
I know I'm just a silly, sentimental schmuck, but it's Hallmark's fault really! If their movies weren't so darn good I would have gotten better sleep!!!!