Amy . . .

What would you like to know? I am fun, but crazy. I have a most perfect husband, and 2 cats named Samson and Delilah. We are presently working on adopting a little girl from China and have a separate blog for that. I am a Christian and am working on a better relationship with him. I live in the Atlanta area and love sharing stories with people. I am also a pediatric nurse and I love it! I love to talk and meet new people and I love Disney Cruising

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

1st Question

Have you had a life changing event occur in your life?

Dont forget to add what you are thankful for

26 comments:

debi said...

It sounds almost too cliche to say, but motherhood has got to top my list of life-changing events. Not that motherhood is all smiles and sunshine, but it is the greatest blessing imaginable. And it certainly has changed the way I look at the world!

As for what I'm thankful for...wow, how long of a list would you like? I'll throw out just a few...being married to an incredible, supportive, loving guy... and the privilege of being mommy to three wonderful, challenging kiddos... and the changing of the seasons 'cause I love each one of them... and scrapbooking, a hobby I love that produces results my family loves... and living in this country because even when I'm unhappy with the way things are going I know how blessed we are to be free...

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Hey Amy - great question! I do a Question of the Day thing at my blog too, but it's really low-key and very mundane. I like your concept a lot - we all need to remember how much we all have to be thankful for :)

Let's see, like Debi, mine is easy and a bit cliche. Meeting my husband had been the single biggest life-changing event for me. I was older, and had nearly given up on finding someone to treat me decently, after a string of bad choices. Then, I met my husband and fell deeply in love. He's changed my life, totally for the better, and I love him completely. So, he's also what I'm most thankful for every day. That God brought him into my life, and that I have him there to love and cherish me every minute of every day.

I told you - cliche, huh?! :)

Have a great day!

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Vader's Mom said...

My life changing event would be the death of my mom. When she passed away I had lost both parents and I had to learn real fast how to stand my own ground. I mean, I have a husband, but he is a different kind of a support system than my mom was. I guess that event made me more self-reliant and stronger.

I'm thankful that I had two parents who loved me very much and I never have to doubt that!

TeaMouse said...

Cool Idea Amy!

I am thankful to have God in my life. Through the last 9 years, we've experienced many blessings that we wouldn't otherwise been able to if we hadn't made the decision to go back to Church.

My faith has pulled me through some pretty tough times, and eery day I am thankful for that.

Sparky Duck said...

when you say Christian fiction, what is that exactly?

As for life changing, yes of course, everyone has had a few of those moments, even if you did not realize it was life changing until much much later.

My ex's father dying was a holy cow moment on alot of levels.

Sparky Duck said...

yes, yes, thankful for 70 degrees in March

Cyndi said...

absolutely, I have had several life changing moments some good some bad,becoming a christian, meeting my future husband,the birth of my son and the death and telling my son of the death of my husband and his dad.

Jeff said...

Joining MySpace.

'Cause a week later I found Val again after nine years, and BLAMMO! Married eight months to the day later!

Melessa said...

Yes, I have. When my sweet MIL passed away 9 years ago. Her family (and mine) have never been the same. I am grateful for her four grandchildren, three of whom she's never seen in this life. (But you won't convince me she didn't meet them in heaven even before we did.)

Kelly said...

I am going to have to say that becoming a mom to my three precious children were the most life-changing moments of all times. What a blessing that each of thier little smiles bring to mine and alot of lives daily.

I am very thankful that God blessed me with such a loving family. I have awesome and supportive parents, and a great friends in my sister and brother!

Cyndi said...

I am grateful for all the wonderful blessing God has given me and I'm grateful I got 13 years of knowing Dan and being his best friend.and I'm thankful for the 8 years we had of being in love witheach other.and I am so thankful for my son and that Jesus died for me .I am blessed.

Melody said...

Hi Amy, I like your question.

Ever since my mother's death last year, my mindset (about life) has changed. I try not to take things for granted, be more appreciative & thankful, and spend more time with family/friends. After all, life is fragile and short. You can lose a thing and get/buy it back some other time, but you can't do the same for a person. Everyday, I am thankful I am still alive and have food by the table and a roof above my head.

Have a great day everyone!

Stephanie said...

Probably the most life changing event of my life was when I got pregnant in high school and then chose to place my daughter in an adoptive family.

Now almost 18 years later I can actually say I am thankful for that experience, and thankful for the family who adopted her. I've posted a little about this story at Adventures in the 100 Acre Wood. It is under label MR. Just thought you might be interested in seeing a birthmother point of view.

eph2810 said...

I would say that moving to the US was a life changing event for me. It was hard, but good.

I am thankful for the love of my husband. He loves me just the way I am - with my flaws and all :)

Asara said...

Yaay, a contest! :)

Let's see.. probably my biggest life-changing event was when my birth mom decided to have me.. otherwise I wouldn't have a life at all!

I'm thankful for her, wherever she is, for enduring pregnancy and giving me up for adoption so that I could have a better life.

Karen said...

I have also had several life changing moments. Getting married to a man in the navy was a big one. I grew up going to small schools (Union included) all in West Tennessee, where there was always someone I know close by. Moving around with the Navy and being alone while Nick was out on deployment made me find my independence.

Michelle said...

Becoming a mother was a life-changing event for me!

I'm thankful I'm able to stay home with our daughter.

Joyful Days said...

Well...motherhood and marriage were the two most eye opening events. I think in being a wife and mother I have seen glimpses of the relationship God desires with His children that I would never have understood otherwise.

You asked on my blog comments(I'm sure rhetorically--but I'm going to answer anyway)if people find you superficial and materialistic. I can't see how that could be. Your love for life and people and your kind spirit show through too easily across the internet--so I'm going to guess that it can only be more so in person. It is a joy to see someone love their husband so and to peek into your adoption journey has blessed me. Looking forward to what will be coming when you get your precious child!!

Thanks Amy!

Joyful Days said...

Oh, and I'm thankful for my three guys--the two little ones and the big goobery one who gets all three of them in trouble. LOL!

Melanie said...

Definitley finding Christ in my life. He changed what is important to me, my attitude, my actions and is still chagning me today.

I am so thankful that Christ died for ME....I am so not deserving, but He did it anyway...that to me is just mind-boggling and awesome.

Judi said...

There are so many life changing moments I can think of. However, one of the biggest is when my son was born 3-1/2 months early and we didn't think he'd make it. He is 14 months old now.

So, on that note , one of the many things I am thankful for is that God allowed this precious child to remain in my life and made him healthy and happy!

Nancy the Romancechick said...

Life changing event:

On 21 June 2002, I stood with my husband, daughter and mother in a room in the Catholic Social Services building in Philadelphia, PA. A social worker walked into the room, carrying a beautiful black baby boy and handed him to me.

That moment changed my life in ways I would never have imagined.

What am I thankful for? My son, of course!

Indiana Amy said...

I know almost any parent would say this, but having a child has changed everything about me. I can't even put it into words. Life is never the same. I can't wait until you and Michael find it out for yourselves!

I am thankful for my daughter.

annb said...

One of the major life-changing events I have experienced is marrying my husband, Jody, 18 years ago. I had been married before to a very abusive man and when I left that marriage, I intended never to get involved with another man, much less marry again! Marrying Jody was a conscious decision - not based on emotion. I knew that Jody was a Godly man and would be a good husband and a good father (I had a daughter from my previous marriage and knew I wanted at least one more child). I am thankful that God brought us together. Jody is one of the greatest blessings I have experienced in my life. He is very laid back, kind and loving. He loves me just as I am - baggage and all! His love for me has helped me to overcome many of the emotional baggage I brought with me into our marriage - very low self-esteem, fear of rejection, fear of being battered and being able to love myself (I'm still working on that one!)

Amy said...

At ten years old I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Naturally this would change my life forever, but I am thankful I do have it because if I didn't not have JRA I would probably not be married to my husband and more than likely I would not have adopted my three beautiful children!

As weird as it may sound I am truely thankful for having arthritis and getting it so young. I cannot imagine my life without my husband or my children!