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Defining Moments

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    Gods Gardenposted 8 years ago

    List a defining moment in your life that changed you forever...

    1. fierycj profile image74
      fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have a couple of those...got a gun pointed at my head, and the guy didnt shoot cause he was so impressed that I didnt flinch. He said most guys always flinched or begged or something. Fancy thinking I was a tough guy and laughing at sissys in movies and real life, and to finally prove to myself that I had the minerals. It felt good. And it happened twice on. I've lost my two sisters two - very defining. It stays with you till your grave. Don't let anyone tell you different.

    2. TrinaLynne profile image81
      TrinaLynneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      A defining moment for me is when I had my daughter at 15 going on 16. I knew at that point that I had to become a parent and nothing less. I also knew that being a young parent I had to raise my child beyond the best of my ability.

  2. Capable Woman profile image62
    Capable Womanposted 8 years ago

    The night I met my girlfriend...I instantly and definitively began to believe in true love...though I only realized much later that this idea had come to me that night.

    Weird how you can have a revelation but not even realize you have had it until later.

  3. Eaglekiwi profile image80
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    My mother died when I was 13 yrs old , that changed me, re-arranged me ,defined me big time! smile

    1. lyla profile image59
      lylaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Eaglekiwi..moms are the backbone of a family and your support.Losing her at such a tiny age,I just cannot even imagine.You must have been brave to grow up and cope without her support.Hugs.

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image80
        Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thankyou for the hugs and yes youre right ,they are the backbone ,but my dad was the other major support and he bravely raised four daughters and never married again either. I wasnt brave ,no not at all,I was scared  shitless, but feel the fear and do it anyway, live that is ( darn I wished Id written that book) lol

  4. AEvans profile image81
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    Losing a parent to drunk-driving , which I wrote about.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image80
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      aww Im sorry to hear that AE,no wonder you have a caring soul

    2. lyla profile image59
      lylaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      AEvans..it must have been traumatic!I'll give it a read.So sorry to hear this !Hugs.

  5. Pest profile image78
    Pestposted 8 years ago

    My SGT Major called into his office and asked if I wanted to go to Bosnia with him or Korea....He needed an answer right now.

  6. KCC Big Country profile image87
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    Losing my son in 2003, which I have written about as well.

    1. lyla profile image59
      lylaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      KCC..I have no words!Sorry..may God grant you strength and peace.I have not read what you wrote,but will do so now.Hugs.

  7. Eaglekiwi profile image80
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    To all the sons and daughters who lost parents ,and grew into beautiful people!! I salute you cool cool

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    VioletSunposted 8 years ago

    Meeting my current lifemate; was not blessed in love for most of my life. We both are deeply spiritual and curious about learning, so we have plenty to talk and explore which is boring to most of our friends. smile

  9. packerpack profile image59
    packerpackposted 8 years ago

    Waiting for one!!!!

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    dennisemattposted 8 years ago

    Misscarriage on Easter Sunday when I was 19.

  11. Pete Maida profile image60
    Pete Maidaposted 8 years ago

    The last time I was laid off.  It was 37 years ago and I made a decision to leave my hometown and start a career as a computer programmer trainee.  It was the best decision I ever made.

    Getting my black belt in martial arts.  For some reason that one event gave me more confidence to do everything from getting my writing out to doing public speaking.

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    Gods Gardenposted 8 years ago

    Great Posts!!! Please Continue! Thanks Hubbers!!

  13. Innovator820 profile image61
    Innovator820posted 8 years ago

    My defining moment was when I saw my hub published.

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    Leta Sposted 8 years ago

    Getting ill with a mystery illness that slowly subsided, basically because I willed it to, I think.  I was attending more and more graduate school when it happened, hoping to be a professor.  And I remember an art instructor of mine telling me that it wasn't worth it--she had just gotten tenure and she was 50--as this is what it was like for MFA's.

    After being sicker than I ever have been, I decided I had to LIVE.  So I moved to NYC, got published, bought property, have traveled and have done a number of things I wanted to do.  Still working on others...

  15. Nanny J.O.A.T. profile image74
    Nanny J.O.A.T.posted 8 years ago

    The moment I graduated from Basic Training!

    I finally came to the realization that it was real - not a summer camp from hell. I really could go to war and that was in 1985!
    The sense of responsibility was overwhelming

  16. trish1048 profile image73
    trish1048posted 8 years ago

    Having the cold barrel of a gun pressed against my neck during a holdup.