It’s been an emotional week for me. Not quite sure whether it is those crazy hormones or what but I found myself weeping several times this week.
Before you guys get too worried about me let me just tell you that I am fine. I really am. But I think there are a lot of times when tears are needed and this week there were several things that prompted those tears to flow.
I wear my heart on my sleeve and it is normally pretty difficult for me to hide what I am feeling.
So what was I crying about this week?
It’s Holy Week and that gets me every year. The base of my belief comes to light during this week every year and I am overwhelmed by what the events of this week means. From Palm Sunday and seeing the children in church wave palm branches to Maundy Thursday to Good Friday to Easter — it is all a bit emotional. Watching videos to share on It’s Just Life for Easter and the tears started rolling as I watched and realized the enormity of it all. As a Christian this is “our” week. It is what defines what we believe. It’s a lot. So…tears.
I also went to see “I Can Only Imagine” at our cute local theater in Brevard this week. The Co-Ed Cinema is located downtown and is a throwback to the theaters of days gone by and I love patronizing a local establishment. I ended up going alone to watch the movie about the origination of the Mercy Me song by the same name and yes – I wept. I was not alone. There was a lot of sniffling and kleenex rustling during the movie and while it was a bit “Hallmarky” at times I loved knowing the story of one of the songs that I have loved for years.
I have been binge watching “Offspring” on Netflix. It is an Australian show about a family that has a lot of drama. It is witty and unexpected and just fun. But it is also very real and and the season that I was watching this week had some really emotional moments with the main character and I found myself weeping. I texted my friend Ann and told her I was a crying mess and since she had watched the series before was able to identify and agreed. The tears were flowing.
Am I alone? Am I the only one who gets moved to tears? Chris looks at me sometimes and just shakes his head because he knows that my heart feels so deeply sometimes for others. It’s a good thing and I am glad God gave me the heart he gave me. So what if I need to own stock in Kleenex. It’s who I am .
I hope that all of my readers have a wonderful holiday weekend–I have a couple quick posts scheduled and will be revealing the April Comments for a Cause on Monday, April 2nd. We still have a few more days to leave comments for Georgia Options, Inc. Each comment is another 50 cent donation so please comment and share.