Wednesday, August 27, 2008

5 reasons I got teary-eyed in the last few days

I have become a blubbering mess since the boys were born. Stupid tearfulness was supposed to go away after pregnancy but it appears to be permanent.


1. This picture of newborn twins (Congrats Mommy Esq!). I've seen lots of newborn twin pictures, but this one hit me right in the chest and made me tear up. Why? Those little caps and hospital blankets are exactly like the ones Nate and Alex had. Something about the shapes of their faces remind me so much of my little boys swaddled up tight in the hospital like that. I don't miss those days but I'd love to hold my babies one more time.


2. Kaycee interviewed me for her blog interview series yesterday. Her thoughtful comments about my blog really touched my heart.


3. Michelle Obama's speech. WOW. I've loved her every time I've seen her speak publicly. She makes me proud proud proud of this country. Her story is similar to mine - grew up in a blue collar household, worked our butts off to get college scholarships, and ended up with successful careers married to amazing men with two beautiful children. She and Barack are the kind of people I hope my children choose as role models in their future. I feel lucky my story has had a happy ending, but hearing their story makes me believe the American dream is still alive.

4. At bedtime, Nate asked if I wanted to lay in his bed so he would blow kisses to me. He tucked me into his little toddler bed, giving me his kitty cat and lovey, fixing my blanket, then stood in the doorway blowing kisses and asking if I caught them.

5. At bedtime when I tuck in Alex, every night I tell him I love him and he looks deep into my eyes and says, "Yes."

9 comments:

Maria said...

Laura-
I have felt like this lately as well. I don't know why, maybe all the growing up going on around here, but I am seconds away from tears pretty regularly these days. I guess the transformation of these sweet beans is pretty remarkable.

Beth said...

Awwww, now you're making me tear up! I got teary-eyed when Tad Kennedy came on stage at the convention. And I was remembering back to when Obama gave the keynote at the 2004 convention. I was so moved by his speech then, and I told Ed that he would be the first black president of the U.S. I was right! :-) Thanks for sharing these lovely thoughts this a.m. And I loved Kaycee's interview of you!

Sadia said...

This was a very sweet post. Thanks for letting us who know you only in cyber-space learn more about who you are.

Joanna said...

Sniff, sniff...Great, make me tear up at work. Excuse me while I run to the ladies room to "get something out of my eye."

Mommy, Esq. said...

And your blog post has made me teary eyed. I can't wait to hear Ned and Penny call me Mommy.

BB and MTB said...

The tears come from your heart, and your boys opened up that part of your heart before you even knew it. It may never grow over again.

Kaycee said...

Aw!I'm glad you enjoyed the interview. I truly do LOVE your blog. It is so "real"

I'm not a huge Obama fan, but I thought Michelle's speach was great.

Heidi O said...

Those are such wonderful reasons that I was getting all teary eyed. It makes me think of my teary moments.

Megan said...

I remember you writing something about weddings never being the same now that you are a mom. I have to agree. And then this post made me think of my own reasons to get all emotional. It makes me feel better that my husband has also gotten like this since becoming a father. So now there are TWO of us on the couch blubbering after watching "Cotton" commerials. Life is one amazing ride! Thanks for this!