When God Makes You Cry

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Last night, during my 5 hour drive, I decided to try to learn how to sing Joy Williams's "I'm In Love With You." I thought I might sing it at a wedding reception next Saturday and wanted to take advantage of the car time... Picture this:  I pull it up on YouTube, hook it up to my tape deck so it's playing throughout my dolphin grey sedan, and I start to sing this really beautiful love song.  La dee da, etc etc, and then suddenly - unexpectedly - it happens.  In a moment, I burst into tears (happy tears, happy tears, people!).  Yes, I have become that girl.  You know, the girl who is driving, sobbing to the music, making a twisted face and wiping tears from her cheeks.  Ohmygawsh.  People were looking at me thinking I was experiencing something traumatic or something...  What is wrong with her?  

Okay, in reality, was it really that bad?  Probably not.  I have no idea if people were looking at me and the tears only lasted for about 15 seconds. But it was weird!  Try as I did, I simply could not get through singing the entire song without at very least getting tears in my eyes and having to stop.  It was one of those things where 

I remember being little and thinking that it was so weird when those things happened to grown ups.  Crying out of... happiness?  6 year old me thought that was really, really, reallyreallyreally weird.  But growing up changes our minds on those things, doesn't it?  

I suppose for now this song will be more of a singing-in-the-car-crying-in-private performance for me rather than a wedding-reception-cry-in-front-of-a-crowd performance.  That's fine with me.  I'm just really thankful I took it for a "dry" run (see what I did there?).

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