Music Makes the Tears Flow

We kept Lucy up way past her bedtime, and we laughed our heads off over her delirious dance moves. She kept twirling and falling over! Hahah She is so much fun right now. A couple of days later I found myself watching the video of her dancing, and it gave me a completely different reaction: It made me cry. I grew up with country music, and I haven’t listened to it in YEARS! It hits so close to home. This music brings a flood of my childhood memories and of my grandparents who were so dear to me. It has been a while since they passed, but I still cry when I talk about them! Their example of living an incredibly happy life with such a simplicity, has impacted me forever. Instead of singing towards the audience when they performed, they would stare into eachothers eyes… Their love for eachother was so apparent. When I see this video of Lucy dancing to this music, it’s hard to make words of what I feel. Grateful. Privileged. Happy. I am the bridge between these two generations that will never see each other in this life… But there is no doubt that we will all dance together in the next. God is so good.

There is something magical about the fair. The music, the lights, and all the fried food…. 😉 Lucy was ecstatic to see the animals, until the goats got a little too up-close and personal. [watch the video!] She did everything in her power to get away from it & ended up in the splits in her stroller. Hahah!! We rode the carousel and she waved her tiny hand to Brad every time we went around and around.

Top: Piper & Scoot || Watch: Arvo || Lucy’s Shoes: Zuzii


  1. September 16, 2015 / 5:33 pm

    Such a sweet post, Hailey. I can definitely relate to all of those feelings!

  2. September 17, 2015 / 12:36 am

    This is adorable. I've had similar experiences of listening to older music and a rush of sweet memories has flooded over me like that! Music can be so powerful! Also, get that girl in dance lessons!!

  3. September 18, 2015 / 8:31 pm

    Everything about this is beautiful!! Are you guys shooting on your 70-200?

  4. October 3, 2015 / 1:17 am

    Yes to all of this. I could have written the same post. Also, ^love potions^, got to take advantage of that. Haha. 😉

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