Tonight, my son, Chase, asked me why I was crying, and I told him this show was really sad. His reply, "Let me guess, you're watching This Is Us, It always makes you cry."

I'll admit it, I look forward to my Tuesday night cry fest. It makes me appreciate the life and family I have, and it is like my weekly therapist session. I know I'm not alone, we can all relate to tonight's episode.

1. Childbirth Is Terrifying 

If you are a mom to be, you expect there to be pain during childbirth. You don't expect to feel empty after your child is born. Maybe empty isn't the right word, but you felt like this little human has been a part of you for 9 months, and now they are exposed to the world.

2. Being A Teen Mom Is Not A Reality Show

Most of you only know about being a teenage mom from MTV. But trust me, it's a real thing. I'm the product of a teenage mom, and This Is Us, painted a more realistic picture of what it's like. My mom was 16 when she had me, and while I know what I've been through has made me who I am, I often dreamed of being rescued like Annie, or in this case, Deja.

3. No One Has A Perfect Life

I don't want to seem like Debbie Downer, but we are all going through stuff. That is what makes us human, and beautiful. We all celebrate wins and losses differently, but we all know what truly makes us happy, and it's ok to focus on that.

4. We All Deal With Loss

I will be the first to say that I am terrible at this. As in, I would rather pretend that someone isn't dead, than acknowledge the fact that they are gone. I did this with my Grandpa, and I know it's not healthy. I'm sure that's why silly TV shows make me overthink and cry. But that's you too, right?

5. Was That A Dream?!

Ok, let's fast forward to next week. That had to be a dream, right? I mean we can all imagine different story lines that could bring Jack back to us. But, we are all just thinking the same thing...Unplug the flipping Crock Pot!!


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