Tuesday, August 17, 2010


It started out innocently enough.

I was on my lunch break at work and decided to catch up on some of "my blogs."

I first read this post, which is a thank you letter to a former teacher. The post in and of itself isn't sad but, as I was reading, the memories came flooding back of new school years, past teachers and their influence, and learning. The next thing I know I found myself with tears rolling down my cheeks for the memories of years gone by.

I finished that post and scrolled down to this post which is a beautiful memory of a father's "ugly sweater" and the joy of dancing. My own father is having surgery in a week and a half and though I know everything will be fine, there is still that "what if?" in the back of my mind. I also found out yesterday that the father of a girl in Relief Society (I'm the RSP) died this past week. The girl is just 18, yet she is so strong.

The tears continued for fathers and memories and loved ones.

The above post led me to this post, by the same author. The post is a Father's Day tribute to her dad, the owner of the "ugly sweater".

The tears increased.

At this point, I was very glad my co-workers were at lunch so nobody could see me. I hate crying in front of other people- my nose gets runny and my eyes get all red and puffy and it's not pretty. I kept telling myself that I needed to "pull it together!"

So, I dried my tears and went back to Google Reader where I found this post. I should have known from the title: "Sad" that it would indeed, be sad, but no, I went ahead and read it anyway. Might as well get all my tears out at once. It tells about a family whose little pet rabbit died today.

Even more tears as I empathized with losing a pet.

I know emotions are good, but not at lunch time...

Copyright © 2010 by Natasha M.


Unknown said...

They should have tear jerker warnings on some posts. Thanks for the support via the nestwork. Now following you

Sandra said...

Awww...you really should be eating at lunch time. Not crying.
You need the raunchy posts where people talk about stupid stuff like how to tie a ribbon on a gift box...stuff like that during your lunch hour! haha
You're delightful!

acte gratuit said...

I read the rabbit one also! It WAS sad, and I don't even like pets all that much!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! Glad my last post was a happy one!

Emily in Japan

Teachinfourth said...

I knew Gerb and I shouldn't have written those posts!


Thanks for the shout-out, Nat...

Natasha and Jesse said...

TV's Take- They definitely need to have those warnings! Thanks for commenting.

Sandra- Definitely. I think I've learned my lesson. :)

acte gratuit- I'm glad your post was a happy one too- it made up for the crying.

Teachinfourth- Maybe it would help if you weren't such a good writer... ;)

B said...

It's okay. . . "you go up and knock on the door and of course her nose will be runny and her eyes red and puffy. . . you say you've been a cad, a bounder. . . and you say,'Judy and I have decided to put you in a home.'"

Natasha and Jesse said...

Thanks, B!! I laughed out loud when I read this!

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