Post # 1
I feel like the expression “it was the happiest moment of my life” gets tossed around a lot – talking about proposals, talking about weddings, talking about birth of children, etc….
So if you really had to choose, what would you say was yours? One of the “cliche” times, or something else?
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
Wow, that’s a great question! I’d say that honestly, so far the happiest moment of my life was right after our wedding ceremony, when Mr. Cardy grabbed me and gave me a big giant kiss – we were both SO incredibly excited and it was just such an awesome feeling!
I’m sure this moment will change, though! 🙂
Post # 4
Honestly, it wasn’t when he proposed, it was when I realized I wanted to marry him. Ready for a long attention whore story? Okay good. 🙂
My youngest sister is adopted (she is also MUCH younger. 14 years.) When my parents and new baby sister came home from China, Fiance, me, and my two brothers met them at the airport. That night my parents were SO tired, so Fiance and I offered to babysit/watch Ava (sister). I was holding her and playing with her and whatnot, Fiance leans over and whispers to me “Now I *know* you’re going to be an amazing mother.” I still tear up remembering. I know, I’m a sap.
Post # 5
I don’t know if I can pick a moment. Getting engaged is memorable but him being there when I was going through a hard time was amazing too (not necessarily happy though).
Post # 6
When I was pregnant with Annabelle, I had severe cramping at 20 weeks. My rude, idiotic dr told me I had lost my the pregnancy and to wait to see if I needed to labor to get it out or not. About fours later, I’m hysterically crying to my mom when Annabelle kicked me so hard I yelled. That was the happiest moment.
Post # 7
- Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna
I think it would have to be our wedding ceremony. That moment when I first walked down the asile and saw Mr. M. Totally amazing.
Post # 8
@SoontobeMrsA: oh wow! I can only imagine the joy you felt!
Mmm, my happiest moment so far has been my first date with my SO. My ex bf had just dumped me under really bad circumstances and my life was falling apart. I was getting diagnosed with serious lifelong conditions and my now boyfriend, who was just a ex coworker, was there for me more than anyone. The first night I was reassured that I would be loved again and we have been inseparable ever since.
We held hands and kissed on this (supposed to be) platonic date and being with someone had never felt so right.
Post # 9
I don’t know what the happiest moment of my life was, but it wasn’t when I got engaged… it probably was an experience I had with him sometime before or after we “made it official”.
Post # 10
@SoontobeMrsA: This sort of happened to my grandmother. She was told she lost the baby and asked if she could wait a few days before doing anything. She went into labour the next day! It turns out she had actually lost my mother’s twin (they didn’t know that she was carrying twins). Perhaps this is like what happened to you? Although I guess they have ultrasounds and such now…
OP – I think that the “Happiest Moment of your Life” definitly changes as life progresses. I’ll have to think about mine and get back to this thread.
Post # 11
Mine isn’t really when he proposed, it was when it actually sank in a few weeks later. More of when I realized that he and I were going to have a future together and what that meant for our lives together.
Post # 12
*love* these are some awesome stories 🙂
@SoontobeMrsA: WOW! I am so happy for you that you didn’t lose her! Does she ever sit still for so long now? 😉
Post # 13
Near the end of the ceremony, when we were holding hands and just looking at each other. Happiest moment ever 🙂
Post # 14
I really do think our proposal was the happiest moment so far. I’ve had lots of little celebrations and milestones, but having Mr.ND put so much thought into such an orchestrated event with all of my friends and family (minus my little brother, my one bummer) was amazing. I was surprised, we were surrounded with love, my dear grandma was there to witness it (she’d been very ill and I knew she wouldn’t be with us long). Just having that whole amazing day with everyone so excited and buzzing and loving us was great, and the party they planned for that night was epic 🙂
@AmeliaBedelia: That is so sweet and adorable!
@SoontobeMrsA: That is amazing! And I’m sure that type of relief that takes over your whole self comes around rarely!
Post # 15
Honestly, I’d have to say it was probably when I learned that I had been chosen as a partner in my law firm. It’s not that career was more important than family. But the personal changes tended to come gradually over a long period of time. For example, getting married was exciting, but the moments after getting married weren’t that much different from the moments of living together just before that. By contrast, the day of the partnership decision, I could have found myself looking for a new job, and instead found myself given a major promotion.
Post # 16
One of my top 5 moments of my life so far was when I was living abroad, my parents came to visit me and we took a trip to Paris. My Dad’s reaction when he first laid eyes on the Eiffel Tower is something I will remember forever, I thought I might burst!