Megan Again: Big Girls Do Cry
By Megan Wirts
Did you guys watch the Super Bowl on Sunday? Who knew it was going to be such an exciting game! I was on the edge of my seat…
Oh, who am I kidding, I watched it only for the commercials and the half time show. I mean, I watched the game and my football knowledge is adequate. I know what a 2-point conversion is and I love to see a quarterback get sacked.
That’s really one of my favorite parts. It makes me giggle with glee every time. There is just something about a guy getting smashed when he is...
...concentrating on a pass and then SLAM, he’s on the ground.
It’s the little things in life.
What I really love about the big game though, is seeing people reach their dreams and achieve their ultimate goal. From the person singing the National Anthem to the winners of the game. I love to see the pure joy and emotion on their faces and in their voices. I feel the feels, as the kids these days would say. Would they say that? I’m not sure anymore.
Anyhow, while I was watching Lady Gaga perform the halftime show this year, I was CRYING LIKE A BABY! My son turns and looks at me all judgey says, “Seriously Mom, this is making you cry? Wow. What is she even saying? Ra-ra-ah-ah-ah-ah. Ro-ma-ro-ma-ma-ma…Mom, you are so weird.”
Yes, yes it did. I totally cried. I’m a big old softy and Lady Gaga made me cry. I’m not the least bit ashamed either. I cried when I watched Luke Bryan sing the National Anthem and I don’t even like him or his music, but the guy was so happy and singing at the Super Bowl is a big flipping deal.
When I was a teenager I literally thought that someday I would sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. I was convinced that I would, it was just a matter of time I thought. So, the singing of the National Anthem holds a special place in my sentimental heart. Alas, it has yet to happen for me, but I love seeing other people living out their dreams, it moves me to tears. I can’t help it. I just can’t.
That’s also why I love to watch awards shows. The Oscars, The Golden Globes, The Grammys, etc. There are so many and I love them all. I don’t even know who half of the performers and nominees are, and I won’t watch any of the Oscar nominated movies until next year when I can just stream them onto my TV. I don’t even rent DVD’s anymore! But I will watch the heck out of all the awards shows and every time someone gives a speech I will cry right along with them.
Watching someone in that moment where everything they have worked toward comes to fruition is magical to me. It doesn’t even have to be something huge like the Super Bowl or the Oscars. I sobbed when my girl sang in a small group during her choir concert. SOBBED! She had been rehearsing constantly for weeks and she performed flawlessly. I was beaming with pride.
I cried when my boy made his first basket during a basketball game. He pumped his fists and had the biggest smile on his face and he looked to make sure I was watching. Those moments are the best!
I cry at weddings, graduations, and every single concert and sporting event that I attend. It’s true. When I watched Adele in concert, I was in tears while she was talking about her life and how she got to where she is right now. Then when she sang a song called ‘My Home Town’, I sang along with tears streaming down my face like a fool. It was the best.
I even cried at the last varsity basketball game I went to. My three younger cousins play on the same team and they are all amazing! Seeing them almost grown still playing together….oh my heart…I’m freaking crying right now.
I’m not even embarrassed about it anymore. Show me someone reaching their dreams or achieving a goal and give me a box of tissues.
It’s a beautiful thing.
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