Recently, Maddie walked into our apartment from a day with her clients and caught me crying. I was sitting on the couch rewatching Golden Buzzer moments on America's Got Talent. It was an audition I've seen a dozen times, but as the judge was talking to the contestant about why their performance was special, I could feel the tears welling up in my eyes. As the judge leaned over and hit the big gold button on the table, I felt the tears fall down my face. I love seeing people's dreams come true and receive the validation that all their hard work has paid off, at least for a moment.
Whenever I am crying over something silly like that, I remember back to when my Dad told me at an early age, "it is okay to cry, it means you still have a heart"