The Housewife Hat: Hallmark Tears

I have exactly 7 minutes to write this blog post.
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The reason? I have an US Weekly and a sink full of dirty dishes calling my name. I have about 30 minutes before Kelsey bug wakes up from her morning nap so I’m hoping to get a quick gossip read in before I do my household chores. Plus, baby is moving from baby food to table food now – so preparing lunch takes a little more time.
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Anyway.
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This morning I was at the grocery store doing my usual walk down the aisles when I came across the over-priced greeting card section. I have to pick up a card for Kelsey’s first birthday (where does the time go?). So, I stopped. I’m a sucker for motivational words, inspiring quotes and the way greeting card companies can put such emotion into a folded piece of card stock. So, naturally I find myself immersed in the cards. I read nearly everyone. Then, I start crying.
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These aren’t just baby tears, these are Hallmark tears: You know, the tears that come flooding down your face, where your lower lip quivers and you start breathing a little heavy. What’s wrong with me, I thought.
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Nothing is really wrong. These are happy tears, just tears filled with emotion. As I read these cards (I’m in the “happy birthday daughter, from mom” section) I’m taken back by the reality of it all. My baby is growing up. She is almost one. One! In that moment, sitting in aisle #4, reading all of these cards, my heart melted. I love this child so very much. I can’t believe we’ve made it to one year. I’m blessed. So very blessed.
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I wish you a weekend filled with the same joy I feel this morning. Please spend a lot of time with the one’s you love. Those who love you. And do things that make you smile. When all else fails: Visit the greeting card section of your local grocery store for a little inspiration.
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3 thoughts on “The Housewife Hat: Hallmark Tears

  1. So funny. Today I finished a book and cried like a baby…wtf. it wasn’t even sad or that emotional. Maybe I’m gonna start my period….we can always hope! Ha!

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