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   Posted 7/23/2009 12:41 AM (GMT -6)   
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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   Posted 7/23/2009 1:18 AM (GMT -6)   
It's so hard to choose just one!!! So many life experiences change your views or open up your horizons, some good some bad. But the birth of my first child really grounded me, linked me to my mom in a very positive way. I appreciated all she'd done for me, drew me really close to my hubby as well. Plus I felt really proud of myself, I just loved being a mom! golitho
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