Footloose Makes Me Cry

and I am not ashamed to admit it.


Yes, it does. Why you ask? Because I am a huge sap and I love a happy ending especially when it has dancing. I always tear up at the end of this movie. I also get right up and dance along with them. However today that is not the only reason it made me cry. One line in the movie where the mom says “It’s just the two of us again” made me fast forward in my head 8 years and then 12 years and then 14 years and I thought about when my kids will leave for college.

Then I realized, in just a matter of time these little rascals:

will grow up and move out of my house. Then who will I take care of, I realized how much I love taking care of them and the thought that one day they will be able to take care of themselves is almost painful. I thought about how much my heart will break when they leave for college while at the same time being the proudest mom out there. It’s entirely possible to cry tears of sorrow and joy at the exact same time!

That’s what life is, you can be crying tears of joy one minute and then think of something or someone and your heart just hurt and you cry tears of sorrow right along with the joy. Funny thing our emotions are.

Even funnier is that Footloose set off this amazingly deep post. Take time to laugh today and cry tears of joy and if you need to, go ahead and cry over the hurts too that way you get them out all in one fail swoop.

Now for an uplifting moment…let’s dance

*By the way this song is totally dedicated to one of my mom forum friends Jen, she is a bigger fan of Footloose than me…if that’s possible 🙂

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Hi! I'm Toni. I am a happily married, christian, momma of 3 living on Florida's sunny Gulf Coast. I am a lifestyle blogger and Seint Arist. I started blogging when my last child was born as a way to share my love of all things travel, cooking, beauty, recipes, and more. Now pull up a chair, grab a glass of sweet tea and let's get to know each other. I truly hope you enjoy getting A Daily Dose of Toni!


  1. 1

    Yay I love that last scene! Especially Willard's dancing, lol!

    "hellooooooo willard" haha

  2. 2

    I, too, am a Footloose fan, but it doesn't make me cry. *ahem* Are you sure you're not pregnant? LOL!

    Winks & Smiles,

  3. 3

    Great blog…and lets see that cartwheel on YouTube.

    Voted for you as "Hottest Mommy Blogger"!!

    Up for another GifAway?

  4. 4

    Thanks for the flashback – although I have to say also that I never cried during Footloose! Good times!

  5. 5
    Christie-The ChatterBox

    Aw! Footloose made me cry too…back in the 80s! LOL! I had the soundtrack and everything…on WAX! I even know the "Let's Hear It For The Boy" dance that Kevin Bacon taught Chris Penn. I am trying really hard not to go too far into the future thinking about when I will have an empty nest. Oh no…shoot! You made me go there! (sniff sniff)

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    Nicole Feliciano

    Sure I cried. It is a great love story! I just posted about happy movies last week…perhaps they would be a good balance.