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Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me: Tears of Joy

Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me: Tears of Joy

There are moments in your child's life that are overwhelming. Last weekend my husband shadowed my daughter on the playground as I sat on the bench and watched from a distance. Eager to give the slide a run, they ran over to the play structure together. A cautious tot, she likes to have a helping hand when going up and down the stairs or slides.

For the first time, I saw her break hands with her daddy and walk up the stairs on her own. Tears welled up in my eyes as I watched from afar. I beamed with pride for my growing girl. Thrilled for her accomplishment, the tears also represented my feeling of loss — my baby girl, make that lil girl, no longer needs mommy or daddy for everything.
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undo undo 7 years
since my son is born (6 months ago) there is probably every week a thing why i can not help myself (happy)crying about it.... reading this tells me this will not stop soon... darnn ; )
undo undo 7 years
since my son is born (6 months ago) there is probably every week a thing why i can not help myself (happy)crying about it.... reading this tells me this will not stop soon... darnn ; )
Greggie Greggie 7 years
I tear up at odd moments. Like the first day of school is a piece of cake for me, but watching the kids sing at Vacation Bible School gets me all sniffly.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
I think what this article describes is my most favorite thing about being a Mother. Watching your children become little persons with their own individual personalities, learning how to do things on their own, learning how to think for themselves etc. My oldest will be graduating HS in 2 years and the thought of her going off on her own for college or whatever she decides is so exciting to me. Of course it will be sad to a point and our family dynamic will change but the idea of her starting her own journey in life has got to be one of the most exciting things to witness. Every time one of my children displays some sort of independence or newly learned skill it fills my heart with joy and makes me so excited for their futures. Absolutely my most favorite part about being a Mother. Infinite Possibilities....
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
I think what this article describes is my most favorite thing about being a Mother. Watching your children become little persons with their own individual personalities, learning how to do things on their own, learning how to think for themselves etc. My oldest will be graduating HS in 2 years and the thought of her going off on her own for college or whatever she decides is so exciting to me. Of course it will be sad to a point and our family dynamic will change but the idea of her starting her own journey in life has got to be one of the most exciting things to witness. Every time one of my children displays some sort of independence or newly learned skill it fills my heart with joy and makes me so excited for their futures. Absolutely my most favorite part about being a Mother. Infinite Possibilities....
macneil macneil 7 years
Nooo! They must never start school! My little girl has to stay with me forever doing her sweet little crazy-talk and bumbling around being gorgeous where I can see her! Sorry, do I sound insane? I've just got one who's teetering on the edge of using a slide on her own, and I'm already nostalgic for what hasn't happened.
LiLRuck44 LiLRuck44 7 years
Last Sunday my 3 year old daughter completely transformed into this little... person! I can't believe how big she is, how independent she is, and how funny she is with her own sense of humor. Worst part is that she's dragging her brother along with her, he is understanding way more than she did at this age, just because he doesn't want to be left out! Stop it already my darling children!!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
I'm not a parent either, so I was awed by the mother's reaction.I must confess I may have given my own mother a lot of grief. I have a very independent nature, even as a child. When my Mom first bought me to preschool, according to her, I dropped her hand, and ran towards the other kids without a glance at her. When she came to pick me up, I didn't want to go home. I refused. I wanted to stay to play some more. I must have broke my Mom's heart.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
I'm not a parent either, so I was awed by the mother's reaction. I must confess I may have given my own mother a lot of grief. I have a very independent nature, even as a child. When my Mom first bought me to preschool, according to her, I dropped her hand, and ran towards the other kids without a glance at her. When she came to pick me up, I didn't want to go home. I refused. I wanted to stay to play some more. I must have broke my Mom's heart.
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 7 years
This happened to me the other night. I told Baby Girl to go get a book taht i could read to her. I assumed she would go into her bedroom which was steps away, but instead she came back with three books from the book shelf downstairs. I was like - "wow you are a big girl going down to get the books." It made me sad that she didn't need me to go down with her to get them. But happy that she is little miss independent!
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 7 years
I do this so much now. Our youngest is 2 and she is just growing up SO fast. It is kind of heart breaking to me right now because I had my tubes tied so I know she's my last, but I just didn't expect it to go so fast. But at the same time some of the stuff is SO cute and amazing that she is so tiny and can do all this stuff. She's starting to not want me to pick her up anymore or hold her if she's falling asleep. Stuff like that........
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 7 years
I do this so much now. Our youngest is 2 and she is just growing up SO fast. It is kind of heart breaking to me right now because I had my tubes tied so I know she's my last, but I just didn't expect it to go so fast. But at the same time some of the stuff is SO cute and amazing that she is so tiny and can do all this stuff. She's starting to not want me to pick her up anymore or hold her if she's falling asleep. Stuff like that........
KathleenxCouture KathleenxCouture 7 years
I'm not a parent but I totally can empathize with this. My mom used to get this way all the time with me since i was her First child (and only child until I was 6) and I specifically remember the first day of kindergarten. My mom was getting me ready and I was soo excited then all of a sudden her eyes just started welling up with tears and she told me that she loved me and how I was already growing up so fast and that she wouldn't know what to do with her time when I was at school so I just reassured her that I would be okay and that I was going to be a big girl and have fun at school. It made me so happy that my mom cared about my so much that she cried at my just getting big. I cherish that moment now as an adult and am glad I can still remember it!
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 7 years
anything my son does brings me to tears, he is my only son and my baby, i guess its more that he was not supposed to live and if he did he would be a vegetable, and he over came all of that and he is like a normal boy just with a little difficulties, i remember at two in a half when he took his first steps i broke down in tears, he starts school this year and i already have that day taken off my work calendar
jessie jessie 7 years
wait until she starts school...i told myself that i would be so excited, the house would be somewhat quiet with one more gone...i cried like a baby! to watch my child get on that bus and know that he didn't need me as much. it doesn't get any easier!! *sniff*
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