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Friday, December 19, 2008

Everyone has heard the old saying,"What doesn't kill us makes us stronger." Well I truly believe that to be true. I have been through so many things in my life that at the time I honestly did not think I would be able to overcome, but in doing so I realized that those moments were the ones that defined who I am. All of the struggles and hardships that I have had to come through have had a huge role in making me the person I am today.

But I was wondering does everyone have that one moment in life that changes everything? Or is is a combination of those moments that define us?

I can't speak for anyone else but I believe that my defining moment came when I found out I was pregnant with my oldest daughter. Prior to finding out I had been hanging around with the wrong group of people and doing things that I look back on today and wonder "what was I thinking?" The moment the pregnancy test showed up positive it was like a light clicked in my head and everything in my life became secondary to my unborn child. I left the person I had been up to that point in the clinic that day and never looked back.

What was your defining moment or moments?

5 comments :

  1. Mine was when my husband fell off a ladder 4 years ago and now suffers from Traumatic brain injury. Life changed. I became absolutely nothing to him and therefore have felt like nothing ever since.

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  2. That is so sad. I'm sorry to hear that you feel that way, but trust me when I say that you are not alone. My fiance treats me like I am nothing to him but a sounding board for all of his frustrations, it hurts.

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  3. Wow..is that ever sad...sorry to hear that also.

    I would have to say I've had a few incidents. I think though, I did not realize they were going to help me. One huge defining moment was when we found out we would not be able to adopt the baby we had since she was an infant. ...It was a rough year..let me tell you..but almost one year to the date she left ..we were blessed with two sweet children who needed us to parent them on a long term basis.

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  4. It's funny how life throws you things that you could never dream of being able to overcome, but when you do you realize that maybe those things had to happen to get you to where you're suppose to be!

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