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I am glad I can cry

Friday, November 15, 2013

It seems weird, I know, but there was a time in my life when I could not.

Today our community is paying tribute to a young man whose life came to a brutal end after a series of really bad decisions. Despite repeated attempts at rehab, he was caught up in meth and alcohol, and crossed paths with the wrong person at the wrong time.

Years ago, my self-righteous heart would have been hardened by the knowledge of his lifestyle and I would have thought 'he got what he deserved'.

I didn't even know him but those who did told stories and shared pictures. Regardless of his bad decisions, he was once a mother's little baby boy, a young girls first love, someone's best friend.

As my husband held me while I cried, he said 'I'm sorry that you're crying'.
I thought about it and replied, 'I'm not . . . it's good to be able to have emotions again. I'm glad I can cry.'


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GARDENCHRIS 11/17/2013 1:02PM

    tears are cleansing and healing.

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SMIDGON 11/17/2013 8:06AM

    You are so right, Cat! I was that girl at one time that couldn't cry. I was harded. Even tho maybe my heart was breaking, my eyes might get misty, but, the tears just wouldn't come.

At some point the 'flood-gates' to my eyes opened and the tears starting flowing. I feel sure it was when I knelt at the Cross and gave my all!

God Bless---You, yours and Bad Leroy Brown


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KAYYVAUGHN 11/17/2013 7:19AM

    Crying is good for you. It relieves that inner stress and feelings. I probably cry too easily while reading a book or watching a sad movie.
I'm glad that you can cry.

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WALLAHALLA 11/16/2013 7:04PM

    I get that. Sometimes I just need a good cleansing cry.

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BIGPAWSUP 11/16/2013 7:00PM

    Wow, just wow.

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BONNIEMARGAY 11/16/2013 3:02PM

    Wishing you and all of his loved ones relief.

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FELINEBETTER 11/16/2013 2:45PM

    I'm with you on this one, Cat! It is indeed sad. I never knew the person either but as you say -- others did and love him too. What a tragic life! I too am grateful that I have the compassion to feel for others -- even when I might disagree with their choices. Life is sacred indeed!

P.S. I've missed you!

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TRESSWANN 11/16/2013 2:18PM

    Very, very true

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FIT4MEIN2013 11/16/2013 12:00PM

    Beautiful blog, Cat!

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THOMASINA57 11/16/2013 11:21AM

    emoticon What a heartfelt blog! We are all emotional creatures and it's good to know and practice that it's OK to let ourselves feel.. Thank you for your blogs..

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NILLAPEPSI 11/16/2013 6:59AM

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INNERJETTIC 11/16/2013 12:14AM

    I know his parents are grieving so. It is love and compassion that reaches people.

I know what you mean about the inability to cry as well . . . and then be given the gift to feel and cry. It is a blessing.

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MARITIMER3 11/15/2013 11:52PM

    Thank you for not judging him.

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NANCYPAT1 11/15/2013 11:05PM

    What a blessing to be able to FEEL and to have compassion enough to see beyond the initial "he got what he deserved" response.

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2BDYNAMIC 11/15/2013 10:38PM

    It is not a bad thing at all to cry for someone's pain and suffering ........... My hubby told me of a boy (15 years old) who is dying after first having his leg amputated ...... He got 'peer pressured into taking Crocodile drug .......... (It is from Russia) and now the Dr.s gave his parents NO hope .................... When I heard I sobbed!!! ......... (One of the things my hubby is involved in public service awareness announcements is Drug awareness .................. so he hears many horror stories and it is profoundly sad .............. emoticon

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KELLIEBEAN 11/15/2013 10:29PM

    You are truly wonderful!


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FISHINGLADY66 11/15/2013 10:04PM

    Bless your heart. I'm glad you can cry also, It is a great emotion. God Bless. emoticon

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