(Closed) What has been your bravest moment?

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Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My bravest moment was leaving my ex boyfriend who was physically and mentally abusive.  He threatened to kill my family and me whenever I tried to leave, but finally enough was enough.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Getting on a plane for the very first time, with all of my remaining worldly possessions in a backpack, and moving in with a woman I’d never met, across the country from anyone and everyone I knew, and rebuilding a life from scratch. 

(I was 20 years old and living in New Orleans when Katrina hit, and lost everything except what was in my backpack. I went to live with my old roommate’s mother, who had a spare bedroom, and offered it to me through her son, who was doing a semester abroad in Prague at the time.)

It was definitely one of the more trying periods in my life, but if it hadn’t happen, and I hadn’t made that decision, I wouldn’t have met my husband. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

The day I choice life over fear of the unknown.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

i stopped talkig to my mom when i realized that she is too mentally unheatlhy/unstable and emotionally toxic to keep in my life. she refuses to get help and caused me to have a lifetime of stress, anxiety and depression. since then i have lived more than i ever thought possible…with no worries, no anxiety and no fears.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Ryansgirl: That takes bravery to do. My aunt was murdered by her husband who was physically and emotionally abusive, so I know exactly how hard it can be to leave someone like that. She was a normally assertive, independent woman but unfortunately didn’t leave before it escalated to this point. I miss her every day and am so glad this will never be you.

I would say my bravest moment was when I conquered my bulimia as a college student. My ED was controlling my life, and I decided to take the reins of control back. 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Mine isn’t nearly as profound as the above, but my bravest moment was quitting my job.  My job after three years was killing me.  I was belitted and berated every single day, treated like an idiot.  Called an idiot.  My hair was falling out, I would cry every single Sunday because I had to go back to work.  My husband begged me to quit, but that career was all that I knew. 

The day I walked out I felt like the weight of the world had literally been lifted off of my shoulders. 

I still do. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Deciding to go through with my pregnancy.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

Handing my 10 month old daughter over to the surgeon to amputate her leg.  That was Hell and took everything I had.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

This thread is such proof of how strong we as women can be. Kudos to all of you for overcoming such struggles with grace and elegance! 🙂

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@brideatbeach: totally agree. my grandpa used to quote Plato all the time and tell me: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

 

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

Mine was definitely leaving my ex-husband… and not just the leaving but how it was handled and how I was in my heart about it.

After having many discussions leading to verbal abuse and then infront of our 2 year old son… The breaking point was the first night he was off of house arrest. Rather than coming home he decided to go out and get drunk (he’s an alcoholic)… After being incredibly verbally abusive over the phone I did not hear from him again for that evening… rather.. after our son was up till midnight asking “Da da?..” and me finding out he was at my sisters (from his friend whose house he was at earlier drinking), I went with my mother to get him. I then brought him home and the next morning woke up.. called his mom to let her know that he couldn’t live at home anymore and she needed to come and get him b/c I had more love for myself and for my son then to let our lives be how they would with his abusiveness and drinking.

I then proceeded to go wake him up and tell him that I was sorry but he could no longer live with us. I packed all of his things… folded his clothes in boxes.. and gave him everything that was “ours” other than things that were for our son.

There was no fighting no resentment and it was the end……. It only took 5 1/2 years but I left… not just to get away from the abuse but realizing that my worth was exceedingly more than his actions had been telling me for years.

It was hard (even though I was at complete peace and resolve about it), and I’m not going to lie, I cried after him and his mom pulled away from the house….. every thought I ever had that I desired to keep my “family” together was now not possible and knowing that was very hard… BUT I knew that we deserved more and that it was over and that’s how it stayed.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I got diagnosed with an autoimmune disease this time last year and I need to inject myself with medicine every day. The first time I did it I was so proud of myself and now I can do it one handed watching tv at night!

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