This month I'm joining Jamie Ridler and Shannon Ridler in their Kickin It Old Skool Blog Challenge. It's a month long challenge that will encourage us to post every day. If you want to join in, click here or on the button on the left side bar.
Day 11 - What makes you weepy?
This one is easy for me. Everything makes me weepy. I cry at TV shows, at movies, books, commercials, news stories (good or bad). I cry when I think of my grandparents or my baby brother that I never really new (stillborn). I cry when I think of all that I wanted to do with my life and haven't accomplished. Really, I never know when I'm going to tear up. It can be frustrating. But a lot of the crying I do nowadays is from my chronic pain. I've become very good at putting on a fake smile and acting like I'm fine. But I always come home, crawl in bed and cry for a while.
Yesterday's show and tell had me going through all my old (digital) photos in a search for something as a topic. One of the photos I came across ended up making me cry. I almost used it but decided that I needed to use something more happy. So today it seems so appropriate for the prompt to have to do with tears.
This is the last photo I took of my baby boy, Dylan. I spent that morning knowing what was coming and I just couldn't stop holding him. I took this photo (and several others) the morning he passed. It's been over 3 years since and it feels like yesterday. He was my constant companion for almost 13 years and being diabetic for more than half that my life rotated around his. I would come home on breaks and check on him, he had a special diet and required insulin shots at specific times.
He was a wild child. One of those labs that chew on everything and never really grow out of the puppy stage. Where ever I was, he had to be there too and I was always warm when he was with me because he had to be plastered to my side. I miss him so much.
Well, now you know what makes me weepy.
I'm off to find out what makes the other KIOS participants weepy. (and to get a kleenex)
So tell me, what makes you weepy?