Thursday, May 24, 2007

Motherhood Can Bring You to Tears

It's funny how being a mom can bring you to tears sometimes. When I went to see my daughter graduate from preschool yesterday I suddenly found myself teary eyed. I'm not really even sure why. She was up there on stage in a little cap & sash singing her song and the tears suddenly appeared. Perhaps it was the realization that my first born is about to be in Kindergarten. Maybe it's because I now realize that this little child of mine has a life outside of my own. When I dropped her off at preschool all those mornings she went on without me and formed friendships and did her own thing. It could be because I was so proud of her standing there smiling and singing her little heart out.

I know that last year at this time I saw her perform in her first dance recital. That too surprised me when I first saw her on stage and tears appeared. I could not believe that my little baby girl was dancing on stage and doing such a good job. Apparently motherhood can bring you to tears!

I know there are times when we cry for them in sadness or madness, but these happy tears are often the most unexpected. As a mother, things will suddenly move me and make my heart overflow! It's amazing and it makes me realize what being a mother is all about.

5 comments:

Bree said...

I do the same thing! happy tears...but they make me sad to know life goes so fast. :(

sherijberi said...

To think that those baby hormones keep you teary-eyed until they are teenagers! I get weepy too.

Mandalyn said...

I tagged you for a meme over at my place if you are interested!

Two Sisters said...

Ah... yes...Mine is 8 and I still do this when I just feel so proud. :)

(((((HUGS))))) sandi said...

I have three boys and now a daughter. I don't know what is so different, but she moves me to tears all the time! (((((HUGS))))) sandi