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I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure.  I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at bethylovesandy@yahoo.com

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"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6 NKJV 
The Message translation puts it this way "God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding."

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008


I would not say that I have been a big crier... but I have always been in touch with my emotions. 
 Hallmark commercials, It's a Wonderful Life,   and the sound track for "Last of the Mohican's" can get me going every single time. Those who love me, know this already, and have learned to live with, and deal with it. 
 However, lately, I find that I have crossed over the line. I cry entirely too easily now. I watched  "The Sound of Music" with the boys (or, "the Nazi movie", as Canaan calls it, since his favorite part was the part with the Nazis and the guns) and I found myself tearing up when they "climb every mountain" at the end... How many times have I seen that movie? Do I really need to get watery eyes, AGAIN? I got teary eyed over White Christmas the other day, and Bing's beautiful crooning voice. But I think the real clincher was when I felt moisture coming to my eyes over a cartoon. 
 Yes, I am serious. When Lightning McQueenpushed "The King" over the finish line the other day, I caught myself sniffling. 
 What is up with that? 
 I think I might be getting a little too in touch with my emotions. 
 Maybe I just need to get more sleep?
 Just a thought! 


mom0ktdid said...

Not to make light of the situation, but this really brought a smile to my face! I think it is adorable!
I kind of get teary eyed all the time over songs...and I don't even listen to country music! ha ha.
You just FEEL...that's a good thing and makes for a great mom and friend!

Abigail said...

well, i am not about to say your misty eyes are anything bad! ever since i allowed myself emotions several years back (i had a long bout of being numb) - and as soon as i allowed myself to cry in front of others - it takes very little for my emotions to show. and that's healthy! if you feel joy and laughter, let it out. if you feel tears welling up, let them flow. it's your body's response to your feelings, let it out! and yes, i tear up at disney movies and everything today. although the sweetest thing i cried about (just about an hour ago) was that a man in our mission told me today that his son loves praying and prays now more than ever, since i've been taking care of him. that joy couldn't be contained in my eyes.

Mary Wary said...

Oh, I cry all the time, too, I just don't admit it. I love it when Lightening pushes The King over the finish line. And I cry through the ENTIRE movie when I watch Sound of Music. Or Westside Story. Or just now, watching Cole put a bandaid on Maddy's little toe.....
My Grandma used to say, "Oh, the more you cry, the less you pee." I think it was supposed to be comforting?

ktwalden said...

I was told by someone once that crying reveals a tender heart...so be glad for your tears - no matter what makes them flow!

EmileeHopeBinkleyTurner said...

As you know I am not a big crier, but when I do feel my eye's getting misty it is always a movie, publix commercials (during the holidays), a good book, etc. That is when I get teary eyed. So I am not surprised that you cry over them as well, because you cry about everything, not in a cry baby way, just that is how you are, and yes, we have gotten used to it...mostly! Love ya sis!!

The Duke Family said...

Don't feel bad. I have been this way for the past few years, and yes, Lightning McQueen makes me get teary eyed as well. It may be lack of sleep, or it may just be my strong hormones that Jerry is always griping about. Either way, I don't mind getting teary eyed over sweet, kind, and precious things I see and hear. Cry on girl!