Thursday, June 28, 2012

Things that made me cry today

I've been feeling down in the dumps today.  I think I have the summer doldrums.  It's the first week I haven't had any plans and you'd think I would be enjoying myself but for some reason I've felt quite tenderhearted.

Sorry to be a Debbie Downer.

This made me cry - in a happy way.

I love that Donny.  Remember when Don Jr was born?
Anyway, this started my week of tears.

Then there was this photo.

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This photo caught me off guard with emotion.  If you are familiar with Paula, that is her 2nd husband Michael sitting next to her holding their grandchildren.  Paula has Jamie's 2 boys (Jamie is G6, by the way)  Michael is holding his daughter's new baby.  Family.  That's what took my breath away.  I've never had family like that.  If I ever met Paula I wouldn't ask her for a recipe.  Instead I'd ask her how she did it.  How did she remarry adding stepchildren and step grandchildren to her life while at the same time maintaining such a sweet relationship with her own.   Yep.  Made me cry.

I'm not finished.

I cried right along with her.
I tell you the truth - I'm having a weepy day.

Then guess what is on TCM right now?

I have a specific childhood memory about this movie.  When I saw the title on the movie guide I wondered if somebody was trying to make me cry.

Oh goodness, days like today don't come along often, but when they do it's exhausting.  I've thought about things I haven't thought about in years.  I've had waves of nostalgia but mostly a flood of sadness.

Have you ever had a day when you felt weepy for no particular reason?


  1. Oh, yes. Kind of having one right now, but I am blaming it on the raining day weather. It's almost July and I have yet to break out summer clothes or take the winter quilt off the bed. I'm going to go do the two things that make me feel better: walk the dogs (even in the rain!) and clean the house. What can I say? I'm happier when the house is organized!

  2. Sure I have! And upon reflection I usually find there was a reason, but it was "out of sight" at the time. Like what would have been someone's birthday if they were still around. Though painful, these days can be cleansing. - Barbara
    Life & Faith in Caneyhead

  3. I love to cry for no reason. :0) It just feels good. And I'm not ashamed. I love weepy movies, seeing men tear up, anything patriotic, newborns, and Hallmark ads. Tears are a gift from God. :-)