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7/31/17 3:46 A

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The most courageous things I've ever done are first.....having promised I would NEVER lie to my child - When she asked if her daddy would be coming home from the war, I had to tell her I did not know. Thank the good Lord my parents were there. They did not approve of what I did, but after I spent some time with DD, they did let me go in private and have a good cry.

The second one I think was more instinct I think than courage but when the man broke into our home and I ran into him on the stairs, I booked it back up them and placed myself in front of my daughter's room and I just remember thinking "If you want her, you're going to have to come through me first!" Meanwhile I'm yelling at John to call the police and he's not understanding what's going on! I'm screaming at him that there is a man coming up the stairs at me and to call the police right now!!! He finally got un-muddled and made the call. By this time the guy had managed to get turned around on the stairs and went out the way he came in - by the living room window. To this day, I don't know if he had a weapon. I don't know why he broke in. Before he was actually in the house, I kept hearing noises like someone was rattling a key in the door lock. But it was the 4th of July and the dog was barking and I couldn't hear very well. The reason I was headed downstairs when I ran into that man was because I thought the dog needed to go out when she was really barking because her family was being threatened.

Needless to say, that after the 2nd break in - I walked in right after that one too - we purchased new, top of the line windows and DH lined the frames of the door with galvanized steel. About a year ago, we also had a security system installed as DH was going out of town a great deal and I felt a bit more prepared with that in place. It's been 25 years since all that happened and my PTSD still acts up when the fireworks start going off. Of course DH spent a year in a war zone so he doesn't enjoy the holiday anymore than I do! We are a pair! Usually staying up most of the night keeping each other company!

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

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7/30/17 7:25 P

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Raising two children as a single mom, getting the divorce, getting a career job that took me all over the world, and marrying a man with 3 little children he was raising alone; all of these took more courage than I thought I had. The most courageous was filing for that divorce. I never thought I'd have to do that, nor want to, but when I did I was ready for it.

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7/30/17 7:06 P

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Great experiences ladies!!!

Cathy
Makin' it happen. One good decision at a time.


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7/30/17 10:21 A

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Vicki: Wow, both those things, especially raising our son as a single parent (and doing a WONDERFUL JOB!) takes loads of courage for sure.

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I hitch hiked all over the united states as a teenager. It took courage to do that as a teenage girl ( or a lot of stupidity).
I think really what took courage was raising my son as a single parent the first 19 years of his life.

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7/30/17 8:17 A

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OH my gosh. One that stands out in my mind is an episode that happened probably 30 yrs. ago. I was on my way home from my hospital shift. On the way in the lane of traffic going the opposite direction, I saw a man hit by a car. HORRIBLE. Right behind me, it turned out, was a colleague of mine. We both worked in ICU.

We stopped our cars, got the traffic stopped (and this was a time before cell phones mind you). We triaged the man and someone else in the line of traffic got out to see what they could do. We had them get to a phone and call 9-1-1. In the meantime we got the gentleman safely situated and checked him out. If ever we witnessed a miracle this was one. He was still conscious. Had many broken bones but at that point, was not even having pain -- definitely in shock.

Finally the police and rescue squad came and got him stabilized to transport to the hospital. My friend Monika and I just stood there for a minute "digesting" what had just happened! We decided to meet for supper at a little diner up the road and sat and chatted.

We learned later that the gentleman did indeed have lots of broken bones, but was going to be all right. As a matter of fact, Monika and I visited him 2 days later in hospital! Just a miracle.

Just never know what a day is going to bring.

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7/30/17 8:08 A

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What’s the most courageous thing you’ve ever done?


"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

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