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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Still Teary After All These Years...

The kids and I were going through a bunch of old photos a few weekends ago, and we came across the wedding photos from my wedding (and if my scanner was cooperating, I would have some up here, but my scanner hates me ever since my house got hit by lightning). Anyway, it's been nearly two decades since I got married and still, I get teary when I look at the pictures.

Of course, I'm also one of those people who cries at movies with weddings in them. I cry when they fall in love. I cry when they get married. I cry when the credits roll.
Maybe it's the catharsis thing. Maybe I'm just a big crybaby, LOL.
But when I dug out the photos of my wedding and showed them to my kids, I had to take a moment because I was all choked up, remembering that day. The kids thought it was funny, of course, and just laughed at me, at the photos, at people's outfits. They're kids, after all ;-).

How about you? Do you have a favorite movie or movies that make you cry every time? Do you cry during the wedding scenes? I love Runaway Bride, which is why I picked that one, but you name just about any romantic comedy, and I'm your girl.

Just be sure to bring the Kleenexes ;-)

PS: I have a new book out today -- CHRISTMAS WEDDINGS, which is guaranteed to bring you a tear or two ;-) Look for it in stores everywhere!


Blogger Brandy said...

My kids like to pull out our wedding photos. I don't get teary eyed over the ones of hubs and I. I get teary eyed over the one with me and my Mother. (She passed away 6years ago.)

October 6, 2008 at 7:51 PM  
Blogger Shirley Jump said...


My mom died three years ago this Thursday, and I do the same thing. It's hard to see photos of her still, and even worse, video. But I'm so glad for those technological advances, because at least I can have those mini visits.


October 7, 2008 at 7:39 AM  
Blogger Julie Hilton Steele said...

Same here...before my mom died, it was pictures of my grandmother at the reception that got me. Now, it is my mom and my mom not being at my son's wedding two years ago.


Looking forward to your book, Shirley...my mom and dad had a Christmas wedding so I love these types of stories.

Peace, Julie

October 7, 2008 at 1:32 PM  
Blogger Eleni Konstantine said...

Shirley - I always get teary when watching/reading.... sentimental fool that I am. Such as now - was watching an episode of Farscape on DVD and of course I cried when one of the characters passed away. I hadn't watched that particular episode before but I think I would cry every time.

So wedding scenes can make me cry depending on the scene. But these are happy tears. But you know right now i can't think of my favourite wedding scene. Isn't that horrible...

Congrats on the release of Christmas Weddings.

October 8, 2008 at 5:12 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

Shirley, I was just telling my sister that RUNAWAY BRIDE was probably my all time favorite Julie Roberts movie!

But Steel Magnolias is the one that makes me cry! Love that one.

susan meier

October 10, 2008 at 6:15 AM  

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