A defining moment in my life was…
…actually I think there are a few defining moments, or decisions, that have directed my life down a particular path.
*Saying yes to a date with this young red haired guy because I needed to figure out how dating worked. (3.5 years later – we married) I think that finding a compatible life partner, and to continue to grow and learn new things about each other after over 40 years together is an amazing thing..
*Saying to that red haired guy that, ok, we could think about moving to another state in a few years with our four children. (9 months later, we moved from CT to VA) This decision changed the direction of our lives, even as we sadly left close friends behind. (but the decision to move impacted other family members who also came to live in Virginia)
*Deciding to return to school at age 39 to pursue a nursing degree, after many years at home with children. This was scary and intimidating, but I was a very good student and loved learning.
*Ultimately deciding to work with moms and babies has changed my life, and although I enjoy helping moms learn how to breast feed, mostly I want them to just feel good about the journey in becoming a mother.
*And making a change to a non-denominational church felt like waking up. I’m still waking up.
(and agreeing to let my daughters homeschool…. but maybe that’s a defining moment in their lives?)