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Be a Part of the Conversation…

Posted on: September 6, 2013

Week two of my new blog feature for Saturdays,  where I pose a question from the CHAT PACK I found at the craft store…


Today’s Question

Aside from any family occurence (marriage, anniversary, birth of a child, etc) , 

What event or accomplishment would you consider to be the highlight of your life thus far?

My Response

I took this question to mean what accomplishment am I the most proud of and really struggled to narrow it down to just one. 

I hope you bear with me while I explain Three that have really been life altering…

The first would have to be helping my son overcome anxiety and OCD symptoms that began when he was 12 after he had been sick and was dehydrated which caused low blood pressure so every time he stood up he felt dizzy and panicked,  This transferrred to overwashing his hands and full blown panic attacks.  I was hypervigilant about watching him and talking him through it and it never set in. Now 5 years later he is my most confident and has the least anxiety of my children… In fact he is the only one who could have a future as an eye surgeon as he has nerves of steel!  

The second would have to be delivering my mother’s eulogy after I was discouraged by well meaning friends, family and even the Priest at the church who didn’t think I could do it without falling apart.  I held up beautifully and only shed a tear after leaving the pulpit and kissing my hand and laying it on her caskett.  I didn’t just deliver that eulogy, I was so strong, confident and animated as it was my final gift to Mom and I nailed it! I had my husband on standby to rescue me if I fell apart and was so relieved that I did it !

The third would have to be choosing to homeschool my youngest and taking him from a child who couldn’t read and was told he had a learning disability to a child who now declares, “They had a teaching disability!”  He is reading nightly without my having to beg or threaten, something I could never imagine. We still have a ways to go but each year it is increasing in leaps and bounds and now on year three I feel so confident that he will indeed make it to college and be able to choose a future that matches his intelligence… something that I couldn’t see before with what was happening at school.  The reason that I am so proud of this is that I was terrified, but knew I had to try and my husband was worried as well. Thank God he supported my trying! 

Dear Readers, It’s your turn to BE PART of The CONVERSATION!

I look forward to reading your comments and hope you will come back and read the comments from anyone inclined to share!





7 Responses to "Be a Part of the Conversation…"

If I do not count “family occurences”, which are certainly the most important to all of us, the one thing I am proud of is running for office and winning a trustee position in our village. I have run twice and won twice. I believe that i have been able to contribute ideas to our village and have enjoyed all the people ( well, almost all) that I have met. It took a great deal of courage to put myself out there but I also had a wonderful running mate and we tried to have fun with whatever we did. We are now the best of friends and will be long after my term is over. You never know what you might accomplish if you try!

Graduating from basic training. I gained self confidence, independence and proved to myself that I could accomplish anything I set my mind too.

That’s a good one to make anyone feel strong! Thanks for sharing!

Receiving my Bachelors degree in Nursing, and graduating with Honors. Finally finishing was so very sweet!

Anything that doesn’t come easy that we achieve sticks with us and is a great self esteem builder.

Graduating from nursing school with a 4.0 GPA. I love my job!

Quite an accomplishment and even better that you love your job!

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