Monday, January 31, 2011

Hallmark's Fault

Momma's tired this morning. I didn't get much sleep last night.

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!!!!


StitchinByTheLake said...

I sobbed. and sobbed. and sobbed. My dad was a WWII vet and I could see him in all the men in the retirement home, even though Daddy never spent a day in one. He was 85 when he died in 2004 and I miss him desperately. You'd think when you're my age (64) you wouldn't miss your Daddy and your Mama but you do. I miss them more now in 2011 than I did then....every day more. I'm so grateful that God allows us to see our loved ones again. blessings, marlene

Phyllis said...

Hey Amy,

I love Betty White and anything she is in, so will definitely have to buy this one. Hallmark put out another movie right around Christmas with Sam Elliott in it. It was on TV and was also very good. I want to get that one as well.

Impulsive Addict said...

WELL, AMY, I was going to watch it but you just told me the ending so I guess you saved me time (and tears because since becoming a mom, I cry at sappy sad movies and I hate it). I love me some Betty White though. I wish she was my grandma. (Wait..I love my grandma's that I have...I just wish she was an "EXTRA BONUS" grandma.)

Carrie P. said...

Hallmark movies have a way of bringing out emotions. I love them anyway. I saw that movie and I really liked it. Sorry you didn't get your flowers. Hope hubby got his money back so then he could buy you some fabric. lol

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