What Is The Most Altering Event That Changed Your Life?

Philippines
April 5, 2010 4:13am CST
In the year 2007, I lost my mom due to heart attack. It was so sudden that it left us dumbfounded at first. She was the one who managed the family finances and so forth then all of a sudden, she was gone and we were left to deal with everything. It was such a great responsibility. As the eldest child, I took over what she left and became responsible for the family's welfare since my father wasn't able to function well since he got depressed after my mother's death and had a stroke a year later. I struggled with the big responsibility for caring for my father and guiding my brothers that sometimes I cry when I felt so down.
3 responses
5 Apr 10
Im so sorry for your loss, I cant imagine how you must be feeling. My life altering event would be taking my uncle to court, he sexually abused me when I was younger and I spent many years after suffering from depression and self-harming. I went to the police and the case went to court, he was found guilty, I definately became a stronger person because of it, the "strength" didnt kick in straight away but Ive gone from a person who used to lock herself in her room every night self-harming, to someone who sees everything in a positive light, has been traveling and is planning on doing more, Im definately more confident now and I think its helped me to become more understanding of others, and even though I still have a lot of scars I know I will never fall that deep into depression again.
@qamarep (4448)
• Pakistan
5 Apr 10
in the 2004 i lost my father and that was very much devastating for me
@greyz7 (860)
• Philippines
5 Apr 10
there are many events that altered my life, but the most was when i gave birth to my daughter..i have many plans with my career right after graduation...but i did not regret though because now, at the age of 32, i already have a 10-year old child...