I know this has happened to you. You’re watching TV, or listening to music, or listening to someone tell a story, and all of a sudden you just get choked up, and you’re fighting back a tear (What is this salty discharge?). If you ask my husband he would probably say this happens to me a lot. It doesn’t take much of anything to bring me to emotional tears. That commercial that runs constantly at Christmas time with the long lost big brother coming home from who-knows-where, and the little sister making him some morning coffee? Gets me every time. Hallmark commercials regularly have their way with me.
Yesterday I saw this (thanks to my friend, Colin) and could not hold back the tears.
Anyone with me on this? Mamas of the world, isn’t this the kind of thing you’d like to see your child accomplish? Not necessarily for them to become an Olympian, but for them to become something to which they genuinely aspire? Me, too. I have no idea yet what my children may one day choose, but whatever it is I hope they go all the way with it.
Last week I was watching one of my all-time favorite shows on my DVR, and before I remembered what was about to happen in this particular episode I erupted in tears. Oh. My. Goodness. Who is this person (ME!), and why is she in the ugly cry because Rory is leaving home and heading off on the campaign trail with Barack Obama?
Seriously. I have issues.
But again, I know it’s because I am just like Lorelei, trying to make sure my kids have all the essentials to live well. And I just hope so desperately that one day my children will offer up the same sentiment to me that Rory gives to her dear, Ziploc-loving mama. It is my deepest desire that one day my children will be able to say, “Mom, you’ve given me everything I need.” And that it will be true.
If this doesn’t bring a tear to your eye you are a robot.
Just kidding. You might actually be normal.
I’m linking up with Things I Can’t Say’s Pour Your Heart Out.
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