We all have events in our lives that for some reason are a major turning point...a good one. For some it may be their marriage or meeting someone special, it might be the birth of a child or maybe when you got your drivers license. What is a turning point in your life that makes you smile?
I suppose we all have many but the one that impacted me more profoundly than any other was finding and meeting my birth parents and siblings. I was in a bad marriage and had been emotionally beaten down which was not like me. I didn't know who I was any more. After a couple of years of deep soul searching I made the move and just before I turned 40 I found them. I was brought up by the most wonderful parents but my head and heart needed to know where I came from. What I found wasn't exactly hearts and flowers but they were me. I found things that were heartbreaking but out of it all came 2 wonderful things. One is a full blood brother who, next to hubby, is my best friend. And probably most important I found ME again. I was able to get away from the rotten marriage, stand up for myself, build a new life and know who I was and what I wanted out of life. And because of my re-found strength I was able to go out and get it! By doing this for me I am a better person for all of those around me.
What event was a turning point in YOUR life? Something that makes you smile, something that made you a better person or maybe an event that set you free.
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