The ugly cry is the sort of thing that takes over my entire being. Loud and messy, it’s the type of cry that happens most often when I’m alone. [Thank goodness.] And in my car. [I’ll explain further in a bit.]
It’s the sort of cry that means something has rocked me to the core. For example, the movie P.S. I Love You does it. Even the description chokes me up:
A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Someone who was intentional about life even into death. Gets me every time.
So the ugly-cry-car-thing. Sometimes I listen to Faith 900 while running errands and will find myself completely blindsided by someone’s story. Even if it’s a story I already know! There’s just something about hearing someone tell their story that draws me in. (What Todd and Angie Smith experienced with their daughter Audrey Caroline is the perfect example; while the original radio program that aired is no longer available, their gut-wrenching story is HERE.)
And it happened again yesterday. The program was called, “Leaving a Legacy Through Letters” and the story that Lyndy Edwards shared pushed me over the edge (click HERE for the broadcast). IT.IS.SO.WORTH.A.LISTEN. But beware, it will induce the ugly cry.