Wednesday, January 12, 2011

When do you cry?

People who know me know that I'm am not afraid to cry. I cry when I'm happy, sad and the occasional mad. There are really just a few things that make me cry because my love is so deep:

1. My God
2. My Family
3. My Friends
4. My school- Auburn University
5. Walt Disney World

There are other things and places that make me just as excited as the above 5, but won't bring me to tears. New York City and Fenway Park make me want to throw my hands out and twirl around like Julie Andrews in Sound of Music, but those things don't make me cry... as much! :)

While we were at Walt Disney World last month, there were MANY times I was brought to tears. I always cry when I arrive and leave WDW. The first time I walk down Main Street USA on each trip brings me to tears. Watching the movie in "One Man's Dream" and the movie clips at the end of "The Great Movie Ride" make me cry each time. Many of the evening shows will move me, but this trip was different. I don't remember crying on attractions before December, but being with my son and seeing the rides and shows through his eyes and seeing his excitement made me tear up more than a few times!

When we saw the characters on our first morning at Crystal Palace for the first time made me cry. Even though Cman was crying out of fear of "Piggick", I was crying out of excitement that we were finally there and he was experiencing the characters and place I love so much!

When I heard the kid singing in Wishes, I was tearing up.
Star light, star bright,
first star I see tonight.
I wish I may, I wish I might,
have the wish, I wish tonight.
We'll make a wish, and do as dreamers do,
and all our wishes (all our wishes),
will come true.
When Cman saw Woody for the first time in the "Move it! Shake it! Celebrate it! Street Party" and he started calling his name and waving frantically, I cried. Seeing Cman laugh on "Dummo" made me cry. Watching him dance his heart out at Playhouse Disney made me tear up knowing he was having such a great time. Watching him do the "Cman stare" at all the animatronics on "It's a Small World" and listening to the words to the song made me wipe away tears. He was mesmerized.

There were other times that had nothing to do with my boy. Hearing the choir sing the Hallelujah Chorus during the Candlelight Processional at Epcot made me cry. Listening to the music and watching the Osborne Spectacle of Lights at Hollywood Studios brought me to tears too. Seeing a 3 year old boy (just 1 year older than Cman) lead our section of "Lions" at the Festival of the Lion King had me going. Last, when I was separated from the boys at night without a cell phone at Epcot I almost cried, but didn't! (That's another story that probably won't make the blog!)

What moves you to tears at Walt Disney World??

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness, I thought I was the only mom that cried watching my son at the Playhouse Disney show! :) Guess I should also mention that I cry during Wishes, when I arrive, as the Magical Express bus leaves the resort, when I say goodbye to Cinderella's Castle and sometimes when I look out my resort room window and just feel happy to be there. Nice to know I'm not alone!!