Thursday, March 10, 2011

Okay, I'm crying.

    I love the way Henry holds onto me as he's eating. It melts my heart everytime.
Henry eating. The way he holds onto me melts my heart everytime.

Music and words are everything to me. When I was an angst-filled teenager, so dramatic and so full of emotion, I would lay on my bed for hours and listen to music, feeling every emotion possible. Songs would repeat over and over; I'd cry listening to "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac, feel like I was falling in love while listening to "Sweet Avenue" by Jets to Brazil, be taken back to junior high while listening to Blink182's Cheshire Cat in its entirety. It all affected me so much, and it still does. But now as a Mom, I find myself affected in a much deeper way. Today while browsing various sites, I stumbled across a youtube video that included a particular Taylor Swift song. First of all, I'm not typically a Taylor Swift fan, but within thirty seconds I found myself crying. And not just crying, but almost sobbing. Call it hormones, call me emotional, call it what you want, but this song just spoke to me on so many levels and affected me so deeply. It's a beautiful, beautiful song and if you haven't heard it, definitely have a listen below. Let me know what you think too! Have a beautiful day, friends. xo


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57 comments:

  1. I am not a huge Taylor Swift fan either & found this song a couple weeks ago. I was also crying hysterically.

    Another song I found myself crying to was "Mary Did You Know?" during Christmas time. It had a completely different effect on me & I'm not even religious.

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  2. I'm also not a fan of Swift's but this song made me cry like a baby, while holding my baby, lol.

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  3. Made me cry, too. It's amazing the things that touch your heart once you become a mother. The song 'All American Girl' by Carrie Underwood makes me sob.

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  4. Music has always moved my soul. I have so many songs that I love and cherish for all the different seasons of my life. When I had Yazee, it was no exception. Like you, being a mom made certain songs strike a chord deep in my heart that changed me forever. I actually created a list of songs for my girls. I'm definitely going to add this to it. Thank you!
    Sorry for such a long comment.
    Love you! xoxo Can't wait to see you guys at Lauren's wedding!

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  5. So lovely. And I also have spent angsty teenage years listening to Sweet Avenue on repeat! "Tasting you and rain, I walk down to the train..."
    xxx

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  6. Seriously, the fact that you tweeted and made a post about this song warms my heart SO much.

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  7. I'm a total Taylor Swift fan but I love this song. It's one of my favorites from her new album. I'm not a mom (unless you consider my cats my babies lol) but this song makes me think of childhood and my lil brothers and sister.

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  8. I'm not sure if it's this damn all nighter I'm attempting or what, but I just bawled. I'm an admitted Taylor Swift fan (total guilty pleasure), but I'm not usually emotionally affected by her songs. This was beautiful. I can't WAIT to have my own little babies. <3 Love ya girlie.

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  9. These are my favorite posts. The ones that it really looks like you're directly talking to us.
    This blog had from the very first day.
    You are one special lady.

    xoxo
    Duda

    PS: I've sent you an email. ;)

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  10. I hate country music but I have always loved Taylor Swift and the moment I heard this song I sent it to my mom friend and she had the same reaction. I'm not a mom but it still spoke to me about growing up. It's good so is Taylor Swift.

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  11. I had a feeling it was this song before i even saw it. Makes me cry everytime i hear it too.

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  12. Oh a tear fest for sure!

    And really, hormones are killer...I remember looking at my smallest guy and just crying thinking "I, sob, LOVE, Sob, YOU...SOB, SO MUCH!"

    It's crazy awesome. You all seem SO happy.
    :)

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  13. beautiful. tearing up. my son is listening to this with me and i start singing it to him and he says "momma i never grow up, okay?" Great way to start my morning. Thank you.

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  14. I listened to this, and told myself I wasn't going to cry.
    But its the mother in me... I did cry.
    And I'm 19, and I am no where near having a baby. Hahaha

    xo Haley

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  15. That's too funny. My sister just posted this on my facebook wall last night. I'm about to go play it now!

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  16. me & my dad danced to 'Landslide' at my wedding, and now everytime it comes on I stop what I'm doing and can't help but cry a little thinking about that day and all of the emotions I was feeling! xx

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  17. Wow... This made me cry too. I guess becoming a mom makes things touch the heart deeper than they ever did before. I don't think this would have made me cry previous to becoming a mother... Thank you so much for sharing... :)

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  18. I actually really like Taylor Swift;) and this song made me cry like a big baby when I first heard it, I think it has a totally different effect on Mom's. My husband actually put it as the background music to a clip of my little Peanut, here's the link if you want to check it out: http://www.peanutandme.com/2010/11/dont-you-ever-grow-up_16.html

    P.S. I can't believe how big your lil man is getting, so adorable <3

    Nitzalie

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  19. I cried when I heard this song too! I am a TS fan, but even if I wasn't, this song is definitely one of my favorites. Ever since adopting our girl, everything is so different. 2 years ago this song wouldn't have meant that much, but now, you're right, it hits so much deeper!

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  20. it's just on repeat now and i won't dare stop it lol. a teary-eyed AM for me. :) thank you for sharing! it's the sweetest.

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  21. i have caught the taylor swift bug. i love her songs and this one in particular is amazing. i am not a mother yet, but can imagine my mom felt this way and i will one day too.

    thank you for sharing.

    music has always been a big part of my life and i find it hard to really enjoy it these days with a busy life...i miss just sitting and listening and singing for hours. such a simple pleasure.

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  22. We had a talent show at our church a few days ago and a little 7 year old sang this song. It was so sweet/sad! Love it! Taylor is a pretty decent songwriter - compared to other influences on kids today like, Ke$ha...

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  23. my daughter loves taylor swift, so we have her cd's, but i never actually listened to this song until now. thank you for posting it here. it made me cry as well. i swear that taylor swift writes songs just for me, haha. this one about a little boy and a fourteen year old girl! and have you heard the one called fifteen? that is the year i found out i was pregnant with alanna, so that one also hits close to home and makes me cry too. lovely songs, i'm a ts fan for sure <3

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  24. Great song Danielle. Its amazing what having babies does to us.

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  25. This would be the second time I've cried this morning...the first was when my 1 month old looked right at me and smiled.

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  26. Wow, I didn't realize a song could make me cry so quickly. Ha.

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  27. thank you for sharing! What a sweet sweet song ♥

    ~Emily

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  28. This is one of my favourite songs! I imagine myself singing it to my daughter!!!! xxx

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  29. I actually own this CD (I have a ten year old daughter, not my fault!) and this song gets me

    every

    single

    time.

    (I also have to admit, the rest of the CD isn't so bad either.)

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  30. I know what you mean by loving the way your baby holds you while eating! I breast fed my son for 2 years (not exclusively) because I didn't want to give it up. Some of my most precious memories are of of just the two of us...even if it was at 2am! Knowing we perfected something together is something I'll always treausre.

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  31. Ugh, now why'd ya have to go and do that. I don't have and little ones yet but this song still makes me all weepy. The last part where she says "wish I'd never grown up" makes me miss home (NOLA) and my momma.

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  32. It is such a sweet song!! =) ♥ xo.

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  33. oh dear.. this song made me cry too! I thought my post partum hormones were through...

    very sweet, thanks for the reminder to pause and take in the "now" with my little ones.


    xxo

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  34. I've actually never heard this song until now, its very pretty. Music can be such a serious thing, and it can cause such emotion, it's beautiful. <3 you're so cute and sweet, crying can be good sometimes!

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  35. I hear you on the music thing-- Sweet Avenue was my wedding song and Landslie was my father & daughter dance with my dad. I think we may be musical soulmates.

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  36. I don't love all of her songs, but this is a lovely one. Thanks for reminding me of its existence!

    P.S. This photo is gorgeous.

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  37. That was my first time hearing that song and I can totally see where you are coming from. Just thinking about one day when I have a child and even thinking about when I was little. It's such a beautiful song :).

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  38. There is something about Taylor Swift that is really appealing. She is definitely my guilty pleasure. There is a song you also may like called "Best Day" which is written for her mother. That makes me cry. Music is amazing and incredibly emotional and sometimes I am a bit ashamed that TS makes me tear up, so I'm glad I'm not the only one!

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  39. There is just too much preciousness going on in this post. I'm not a Swift fan, but my dear this song is gorgeous. It's posts like these that make me so look forward to having little ones.

    Thank you for sharing <3
    ~Andrea

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  40. I listened to this song a lot when it first came out. And cried, every single time I listened. I challenge ANY parent to listen to this song, really listen to the words and not shed a tear or two!

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  41. Awww, love...chokes up...Gah! I know how you feel!

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  42. cant wait to listen to it.. alone apparently so I dont burst into tears in public lol

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  43. Yeah, this got to me as well. I love mommyhood, I'd do anything for my little man.

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  44. Oh, gosh, so many years crying over teen problems, and years of bad poetry.

    This is a great song to shed a tear too. I just saw Wicked last night and I've been listening to "For Good" and the lyrics make me BAWL like i'm 16 again.

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  45. Agreed! [I am totally a closeted Taylor Swift fan ;)] I do love being surprised by a song/artist who normally you'd never listen to that ends up moving you to the bones.

    Have you heard her song, "The Best Day?" It doesn't have quite the same effect on me as "Never Grow Up," but I am such a daddy's girl that on the right day, if I'm feeling particularly sentimental, it'll give me the ugly-cries :)

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  46. I cry at EVERYTHING now. sigh. d

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  47. I used this song in a video of my youngest sons pictures a few months ago. I am nowhere near a fan of Taylor Swift but the song tugs at a mommy's heartstrings.

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  48. wow... first of all: Landslide!!!! Still makes me cry. Secondly, in my experience being a mom makes life far more beautiful than you could have begun to imagine before having babies. But it also makes us soooo vulnerable. There we have these tiny creatures that trust us and hold on to us for dear life, and we can do only so much to keep them safe, happy and healthy. It´s that kind of love that can hurt like no other, and can make us happier than ever before... wouldn´t change it for the world...

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  49. thats a sweet song! the song that does it for me is jj heller-when i'm with you. and rascall flatts-my wish.
    I think its just a mom thing. ;)

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  50. oh wow now I'm sobbing! what a beautiful song!!
    Thanks for sharing :)

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  51. My husband played this song for my when I was about 5 months pregnant and I lost it immediately!

    My baby is almost a month old now and just the other day I stumbled onto it while browsing my itunes, played it for my mom and she started sobbing right along with me. Gets me every time!

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  52. I've also really always been affected by music!! I'm a bit scared to listen to that song though, I cry at the homecoming renunion in Home Alone, so this could put me over the edge haha..

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  53. the playlist isn't working but from the comments i'm guessing you're talking about the "never grow up" song. SIGH. i hadn't heard this (not a huge taylor swift fan...) until my baby sisters sent me a video of the two of them singing it with piano + guitar, set to pictures of newborn henry and semi-grown up henry. and it was BAWL CITY here. it still is every time i hear that song, even when i'm driving or in random places i tear up. dammit taylor! this is a beautiful post danielle.

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  54. The fact that you mentioned jets to brazil makes me love you a little bit

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  55. the crow flies by thrice is a tear jerker for me. I can imagine how it will become even more powerful when I actually have my baby and watch him/her grow up.
    Great post, freaking Taylor swift, haha.

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