I'm not usually the teary type. But there are some things that always make me cry, no matter what:
When Charlotte dies after deeming Wilbur "Some Pig!"
When Scout is told to stand as the balcony watchers rise for Atticus Finch after the trial in To Kill a Mockingbird. "Miss Jean Louise, stand up, your daddy's passin'" gets me every time.
When one of my kids shows how caring they are in an extraordinary way.
The final lyric of "For Good" in Wicked. Would that we all changed each other for good.
When Anne's archenemy dies of consumption in the Green Gables series, and again when her sensitive son, Walter, is killed in France during World War II in Rilla of Ingleside.
When one of my kids hits a major life milestone, and I realize, really realize, that I only have them for a short time.
I sobbed silently when my eldest made her First Communion two years ago. I sobbed loudly when I packed my son's baby clothes away. And as I watch my youngest hit milestones, I'm happy for her, but there are moments when it just breaks my heart.
I'm not the weepy type, honest.