The greatest moment of your life.
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Phone call on May 14, 1995. A voice-mail actually. Changed my life.
@Kat, if the people in your real life aren't telling you you're pretty, they have a serious problem.
When I survived an accident without harm
(the night I saw Alice in Chains for the first time was pretty awesome, too! But the 4 kids, nothing can ever beat those 4 days 😀 )
4 times, the day each of my 4 kids were born. <3 <3 <3 <3
The moment I gave thanks for having my dreams shattered because I just knew it would free me for better things to come.
Which it did.
Among others, watching my daughter test for, and be awarded, her blackbelt. She sparred with guys a foot taller than her with such great energy and confidence, I was awed. She has so much to be proud of. And she's a truly nice kid.
Haven't had it yet.
"It came true," @Sherry!
This is cliché, but it was the birth of my daughter. She was the most beautiful and perfect thing I'd ever seen (still is), and she didn't even cry. She just looked around her, like, "WTF is this? Put me back in NOW!"
Thank you Freya
High five @ Turkish! Well done! 🙂
And running the bases at Safeco field at Seattle Mariners Fan day with a picture of my dad in my pocket. He had passed away one year earlier and was a huge baseball fan. I would love to be able to do it at the Braves Stadium!
Birth of my children and being told I am breast cancer free!
Awesome stories @ fancy!
@JackDucky – love your comment. I hope my oldest son feels the same one day.
Best moment of my life was the 1st night I stayed up with my baby boy ( 3 1/2 months old) who I adopted from Ethiopia. We were still in Ethiopia, and I remember sitting in the guest house, feeding, rocking & holding him and talking to him about all the amazing things he might do in his life.
Although he's currently in his room for being, well 4, he's a pretty extraordinary kid and I love him with all my heart.
That's terrific Trilby. Is there a YouTube of it out there? One of my best moments was when I sang "Desperado" and the bar stopped to listen. I nailed Linda's high note and was respected thereafter amongst the group. I was never the popular girl but felt like it then.
Mine is the day my daughter was released from the NICU & got to come home. (It was also my most terrifying moment, but in a good way.)
@Countess: No, not married. Engaged for a few years until I gave up. A week later she split.
PS. I should add that I grew up lower-middle-class and my Dad worked in a factory. I went on full scholarship.
I love my husband and kids, and I've seen the Pyramids, but the greatest moment of my life was when I got 700's on the SAT's. I was recruited by most Ivy League colleges and chose Columbia.
Riven: Your story is lovely.
Yours was moving as well Count.
Kristen, thank you. I meant it from the heart except for the agent part. I hated that bitch and it was my ticket to break free.
Of course everyone knows I never won an Oscar. Thanks for playing along.
Best moment would be when I met the Opster. After all these years he's still the best. I adore him madly.
Me too!!! I call it the "fuck 'em 40's".
Love this! Congratulations!
Ditto!!! But with daughters!
The day I saw my now husband for the first time in 30 years.
Great story @fancyscreenname!
Me and my daughter traveling around Europe
The day I scored 4 touchdowns in a single game!
The moment I realized that fear of failure was crippling me. Hello rest of my awesome life!
Husband and kids of course but in hindsight I was raised in a ultra strict some what suffocating existence but got to go to Europe with my class when I was 16. Getting shitfaced at a gay bar in Zurich was pretty damn awesome. The police broke up our after party but no one was arrested. Good times.
The day I got married…oh wait. I've never been married.
The day I was able to fit into my skinny jeans. That was a great day.
And hugs x a billiondy to Riven XO
I have two–the day I married my husband, followed very closely by the birth of the child I was told I had a less than 4% chance of conceiving. PTL for IVF!!!!
My life journey thru the south pacific, new Zealand and the land down under.
When I really realized i didnt care what anyone else thought about what I said or did. Quite freeing. Of course I was 40, lol
Can I go with the obvious (for me) and say when the Saints won the Superbowl? I seriously don't think my best day has happened yet. I have had many amazing days but I think the future holds a lot more for me. @Riven, that broke my heart. Hugs to you.
I've had too many to count. But the best days included family and just simple things, but I took the time to stop and think this is one of the best days of my life
I have two. Without a doubt when my boys were born. I had no idea it was possible to love someone as strongly as I did my first son. Apparently it is because I fell just as hard for son #2.
Either when my brother was born or when I got my bachelor's.
The day I turned 18. Psycho for a mother no longer had dominion over me.
Been happy ever since – and that's a looooong time.
Child, education, marriage… in that order, but other than that… certain moments when out in nature or ducked up dancing at a good show where you are free of worries and truly enjoying the moment
Birth of my daughter, now age 20. I still remember it so clearly. I can even remember the first moment she looked straight into my eyes. A total miracle.
3. 1- the day I stood up for my self and told a guy I was not gonna continue being his booty call (let it happen twice only) and told him I was looking for a relationship and he was not it. He begged to change my mind! Felt so good to say no!2- the day I met my husband. 3- the day I kicked my mother out of my house for disrespecting my husband (he was not even in the room), she finally got the message I was not her baby and should respect me as an adult.
The day I married WahooHubby 🙂
Knowing that the one thought I was the one too.
@RivenI'm so sorry to hear that 🙁 Hugs.
My english isn't good enough to describe that moment of Spring 1990. All I can write is: I fell in love with the perfect woman. And she loved me back.