It doesn't take much to make me cry. I am an emotional woman. I cry over "Ontario" commercials, and "Our heritage" commercials. I cry when my kids amaze me, and I cry when my kids upset me. I cry when I think about my friends who live far away, and I cry when I think of my friends near by.
I cry. A lot.
Two weeks ago I was feeling a little sick. I was laying on the couch and talking to Miriam. I was crying because I love her. Lucy was sick too, and I cried because she loves me!
Last week, I went to sign Seth up for swimming. I was concerned that his level would be full, and he wouldn't get to go, but there was one space left. I almost cried. *Almost - because there was a line-up of people behind me and I has to hold myself together.
After signing Seth up for swimming, and getting the final spot, Miriam asked to watch the kids who were swimming in their lessons, which you can do upstairs in the same building. When we got upstairs there was figure skating sign-ups. I asked Miriam if she would like to do it, and she answered with a resounding "YES!". So I signed her up.
As we were leaving the pool/ice rink facility I told Miriam we would go buy her skates very soon. She requested pink skates. Knowing that I wasn't going to any fancy stores to purchase her first pair of figure skates, I told her that the skates would be white. She then requested 'PINK LACES!?!'
There I was, sitting in my car, crying again. I used to figure skate. I used to have white skates with pink laces. She really is MY daughter! (I know this, but she is so much like her father, it's SCARY!)
We bought her skates on Friday evening, but she fell asleep on the way home. First thing in the morning she asked to put her skates on!
So she wandered around the house for about an hour with her new skates, with pink laces!
And finally, as many of you know, Seth played Rugby this year. He finally found a sport that he likes!
Yesterday was their final festival of the year, so he got a medal and a trophy, and also scored 4 tries!
Again, I held back the tears because of a crowd, but I was just so proud!
Now, I think I have always been fairly emotional. I had a little teddy koala bear when I was a pre-teen, and teenager. It fit nicely in the palm of my hand, and I remember using it to wipe my tears as I fell asleep at night sometimes.
And DON'T think that I am sad all the time. I am really not! But when I get all excited, and I'm ready to explode, I generally explode through my tear ducts. I cry all the time, and I am ok with it, although I can start to see the panic in Seth's eyes if he sees me crying, which makes me laugh, and cry at the same time, which is really unattractive, as I wimper and snort and turn red.
My point is, if you aren't an emotional person you might never understand why a friend of yours cries all the time (especially men wondering this about wives) but sometimes, us emotional, criers, just need a good cleansing cry to feel better! It's ok, don't fear, don't run and hide, but do I understand the shock and panic that could overpower you to run the other direction!!
Are you an emotional person too?