Thursday, April 07, 2011

Sometimes I Cry For No Reason At All

Before I had kids, I didn't cry much.  And certainly not unless I was sick, really, really sleep-deprived or incensed.  Even at the most emotionally charged, heart-string yanking movies, or weddings, even my own, nary a tear.  But, after having kids, I cry.  A lot.  And, often for no reason at all.  

I cry profusely at sports themed movies, where the underdog triumphs against all odds like Remember the Titans, Hoosiers, We are Marshall, even Coach Carter -- has anyone else actually seen that movie?  I cry at commercials, yes, I am that person.  I cry reading articles about sick children and natural disasters and people who pull themselves up from nothing and succeed.  It's kind of embarrassing being a big blubber face, but I've done far more embarrassing things in my life than crying in public, so it doesn't really bother me anymore.  Not much anyway.

Today I cried in public again, for the umpteenth time, but not for nothing.  For a very good reason, in fact.

 ISAAC GOT IN!

His was the 5th name drawn.  He lucked in so early that it happened before I actually arrived at the lottery.  I didn't even see his name on the list until the secretary at the school came over and told me he was in.  

And then I burst into tears.  Great big, streaming down my face tears of joy and relief and gratitude.

It's the miracle we were praying for.  And, it is a miracle indeed.  I know so many of you were hoping for this outcome for us as well, and I appreciate your support more than you'll ever know.

Sometimes I cry for no reason at all, but this morning was not one of those times.  This morning I was the happiest big blubber face you ever saw.

20 comments:

calibosmom said...

I KNEW it!!! YAHOO!! YIPEE!! WOOHOO!!! Really great news-you go ahead and cry!

NosOtros said...

Great news! I totally understand the crying thing... I went to Danny's school this morning. He had a little presentation with his classmates and I almost cried. I didn't want anybody to see me, you know. It was just the cutest thing. I couldn't believe he was there.

Julie said...

I'm almost crying for joy here with you. Wonderful news! Congrats.

Christie said...

That is so fantastic. Congratulations!

Z. Marie said...

Thank goodness! Backup plans never are fun.

Smallbits said...

Fantastic!

Kristy said...

I have goosebumps for you! So excited things worked out.

OnCallMom said...

Yay!!! I am SO happy for you guys!!

Lisa-Marie said...

Oh, the happy tears. The best kind! I'm thrilled for you an your family.

Isaac looks darling with his backpack!

Heidiram said...

That is FANTASTIC news! Congrats!

alisa and sometimes brandon said...

LIKE! LIKE! LIKE! Congrats!

Lauren in GA said...

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!

I am so excited for you. It really was against all odds!!!

Nomads By Nature said...

Shedding a few tears of joy with you! Awesome news!

Rachel Cotterill said...

Congratulations! :D

And I have a head-start on you, because I blub at everything, and I don't even have kids... :)

dana said...

wow wow wow! CONGRATS! I'm so happy for you! We watched "waiting for Superman" a few months ago and I totally thought of you and your kids :).
And the crying thing...I'm the same way. Never cried before; cry often now. I cried at the end of Toy Story and in Tangled too.

Cassidy said...

I've been meaning to call you for the last few days about this...so very happy for all of you that it worked out. Excellent news!

Mibi and Lee said...

Im a cry baby too and I started tearing reading this post!!!!!!!!! YAAAAHHHOOOOOOOOOOO for miracles:)

two forks said...

p.s. i cry during sports movies too. i love we are marshal!

Alisha said...

Fabulous. Yippee for Isaac and Caleb!

llcall said...

First half of my thesis written -- now I'm doing some massive blog catch up. I just read the post about the school lottery and was dying with anticipation -- so glad to hear it worked out for your family! Oh, and I cry all. the. time. Before child, after child, sports movies for sure, other people's wedding videos. Everything. I'm right there with you!

 

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