10 Confessions. {the joyful tears version}

I was going to post my usual 10 Confessions today when Busy Bee Lauren's recent blog post on the top ten moments that have made her cry with joy inspired me. I'm a big baby when it comes to crying -- I cry when I'm mad, I cry when I'm sad, I cry when I'm moved, I cry when I'm in pain, and I cry when I'm happy. I've even been known to get weepy over especially sappy commercials (here, let me facepalm myself for you). So how could I not participate in Lauren's fabulous post idea? Here are my top ten moments that made me cry with joy. (It goes more or less in order of importance, though most of them are pretty significant in their own right.)

When my mother came out of open heart surgery four years ago (following a major heart attack) and the doctor said it had gone well, I cried. Those were among the worst hours of my life, and so hearing those words made me weep with joyful relief.

When my boyfriend and I "officially" declared our feelings to each other and "officially" declared ourselves a couple, I cried. Those were definitely some happy tears!

When I graduated from college, I cried tears of joyful pride. I am the first person in my immediate family to graduate from college, so this meant a great deal to us.

When my cat Tigger had to go to the animal hospital for a kidney infection, I was afraid he wouldn't make it because we'd lost his brother a couple of years prior. Luckily, the vet was able to cure him and I cried tears of joy the day I took him home.

When my cousin Alyssa married her husband Gonzalo, whom she'd been dating since high school, I cried because I was happy she was marrying her best friend. So romantic!

When Ross and Rachel kissed for the first time in "Friends," I cried like a baby. (True story.)

 When Jim and Pam got married in "The Office," I cried like a baby. (Another true story.)

Every time I watch the ending of "Pride and Prejudice" (the one with Keira Knightley), I cry like a baby. (Yet another true story.)

Every time I hear violins -- I don't know why -- something triggers tears in me. True, they're bittersweet, but I think the feeling borders more on joy than sorrow.  

Every time I say goodbye to the school year and goodbye to my high school students -- many of whom are graduating -- I cry tears of relief mixed with pride. Relief because another challenging year is over, and pride because of how far my students have come. I experience this every year. I'll be experiencing this again in five weeks! :*)
  (picture via we heart it)
I don't know if the fact above is true or not, but it sure is interesting!

What are the top ten moments that have made you cry with joy, bloggy readers? If you want to post your own top ten, make sure you link up to BBL's post!


3 comment(s):

Diana said...

I don't usually cry, unless I don't take care of myself (not enough to eat or sleep).
Also, when I'm stressed! Eeep!

I won't research that quote but I'll be happy to believe it =)

.adri. said...

Oh...Ross and Rachel! YESS!

An instrument that makes me feel weepy is the piano, even though I used to play. Well, maybe that's why but still... such a beautiful instrument!

And every school year, I cry too! I get so attached to my students that I know I will miss them so much ='( I have a GREAT group of kids this year... booo!

Vanessa said...

Aww I love your list. Pride & Prejudice=love.