This from the little girl who cried when Bert fell out of bed.
This from the little girl who bawled when Snoopy didn't come back home.
This from the little girl whose mom had to tell her Lassie wasn't on the air anymore because she would be so distraught with every episode.
This from the girl who spent half the Little House on the Prairie episodes in the bathroom because she couldn't get through an episode without crying.
This from the girl that was crying so hard at the end of E.T. she made her uncle cry (and probably others in the theater).
This from the grown woman who had to stop watching Grey's Anatomy because the last 10 minutes of most episodes made her a complete wreck.
I've always been a crier ever since I was little. I once cried at an episode of Full House people...Full House. I was pregnant at the time but still, we're talking Uncle Jessie and Full House..
This is also one of the reasons I choose not to watch the news. You should see me at the children's productions, people probably think I need to be on medication to put it mildly.
My husband's good friend passed away last week through his own accord and although I want to be strong and support my husband, I'm just not good at it without tears. A young girl sang Amazing Grace at the wake last night and I lost it. In my defense, I don't think there was a dry eye in the place. I don't know if I have extra strong empathy bone or what the deal is but it feels like my heart is breaking every time I see something tragic like Bert falling out of bed, the Shiva episode of Grey's or the death of someone close..especially the way it all went went down.
I feel sorrow for this man's son who found him.
I feel sorrow for his wife who has to deal with the guilt of not knowing it was coming among other things.
I feel sorrow for his unborn grandchild who will never get the chance to know such a kind soul.
I feel sorrow for his mother who survived him and his son in death.
I feel sorrow for my husband having lost a very close friend.
Were we all in denial? Looking back on the past month or so, it seems like we should have all seen it. My husband has so many questions that will go unanswered. I hope I can support him through tears because that's the only way I know how. I personally don't think crying makes you look weak, and I welcome a good cry every once in awhile but I know to most of the rest of the world crying means weakness so just know this:
I don't do strong...unless it's regarding my coffee.
Do you see crying as a weakness?
What's your weakness?