Friday, April 24, 2009

Remember When....

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For Easter we got all three boys Ipods...and this morning Michael came and asked me to put some new songs on his Ipod...and so we sat down in front of my computer and started looking for songs.....

The first song we found was "Remember When" by Alan Jackson and the minute it started to play I knew I was in trouble.  The song always makes me think about how much I love my wife and kids...and I'm a softie.....

Tears started coming to my eyes and the boys started wondering why I was crying.  They've seen me get emotional when I've thought of my Dad that's passed and wondered if I was thinking about "Grandpa Joe".  I explained to them that sometimes you cry a little because of what you love...and that they're happy tears.  I explained I was thinking about Mommy and the three of them.

Within 30 seconds I felt tears on my arm where JJ was laying.  I asked him what was wrong as I pulled him up to me and he said. "My love you so much Daddy."  Immediately Michael burst into tears and started saying, "My love Mommy."  Kevin looked around and didn't know what to do.  I told him it was okay to cry, but also okay not to cry...he went away for about 15 seconds and when he returned he said, "Look, I got a tear," as a tear wiped down his cheek.  We shared a group hug and then watched the video and I explained to them that the most wonderful thing in life is your family....and that sometimes you love them so much that the love has to come out of you...and when it does, it's a tear.  

Whoever you love...please let them know....there truly is nothing greater in this world than loving and being loved......

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