Hump Day Highlights: I’m Officially a Crier


Each Wednesday a fabulous group of ladies and I will share some things from the past week that we are loving, that are on our minds, or are things we are just plain obsessed with – and we will even add links (when applicable) so you can check out or scoop up anything you love, too.

Your weekly hosts are  MistyApril,  Shannon (that’s me!) , Amanda, Danica, and Kaitlyn. We would love for you to add your post to our link up of the things you are loving this week, too! And please spread the love by following the other blogs in the link up/commenting on their posts. This is such a great way to meet like-minded mamas and make new friends, all while showing off your blog as well. The Hump Day Highlights weekly link up is going to be a blast, I hope you link up and follow along!

This week it is kind-of a self-reflection in that I have concluded that I am officially a crier.

I didn’t used to be.

I would blame it on the hormones of pregnancy, but this has been going on for a handful of years now. And it happens instantaneously. One moment I will be just fine and the next I’ll look like I’ve been punched in the gut.

I have figured out what has changed, though.

I became a mother.

I find myself bursting into tears the moment I see anything pertaining to sick, hurt or dying children. Children in need of love, a better life or a home.

I also burst into tears when I see children experiencing extremely happy things, too. The Cottonelle commercials of kids snuggling their mommas?


Children doing good deeds for other children?


Oh. And movies where the parents of children get hurt/leave/die?

I am done in.

So, grab a box of tissues before you watch these because I DARE you not to shed a tear.

First up, this sweet, sweet video of children who know their mama’s feel so well they can identify them blindfolded. Oh this just made my mama heart swell.

And this one, the bravery this child and (And mother) exhumes is beyond me. Incredible. I need a bigger tissue.


Cried during most of this one, too. For two reasons. 1- The day IS going to come where our kids move out and this reminded me of that. 2- I can only hope that if they aren’t close to home that they would want to spend this much time with us anyway, even if it is via the internet.


And this one? The “joys” of parenthood… I have NO idea, but this one made me teary, too. Especially during the last scene…


When I saw this video I sobbed. Babies are such sweet, sweet miracles..



Okay, who am I kidding? I even cry when 30-something men overcome an obstacle.


Is anyone else out there like this? Or is it just me?

What have you been loving the past week? Share it with us! Link up your blog below. And don’t forget to spread the love – comment to and follow some of the other ladies in the link up! #humpdayhighlights



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