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What’s the best thing that’s happened in your life?

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Tiredasamf · 05/10/2022 06:47

I’ve just been reading the other thread about the worst decisions people have made in their lives. I’m saddened to hear people’s stories and would like us to have a positive thread to go alongside it..

so what’s the best thing that’s happened to you, or the best decision you’ve made?

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Am I being unreasonable?

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PortiasBiscuit · 05/10/2022 06:48

Meeting DH.
Dull but true!

ChrisTrepidation · 05/10/2022 06:50

Deciding to spend a small inheritance on IVF to have my twins❤

AndAllOurYesterdays · 05/10/2022 06:50

Having my kids. They are amazing

Rabidturnip · 05/10/2022 06:51

Having my DD ❤️

Tiredasamf · 05/10/2022 06:51

@PortiasBiscuit not dull!

I’d say that’s mine too. My life turned around when I met him and now I have a lovely DH and 4 dc and I thank him for that every day

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Darbs76 · 05/10/2022 06:51

Moving to London when I was a single parent to a 7yr old for a job. Knew no-one, days before the internet at home, so difficult to find a flat to live etc but been here over 20yrs now. Still visit the old place, and it’s always ‘home’ but it’s so dull and lifeless compared to London. I live in the suburbs and it’s very green here so best of both worlds. Also met father of DS2, and DD on the first day of the job I moved here for

reallyworriedjobhunter · 05/10/2022 06:51

Best decision was not becoming a SAHM when my kids were babies. I was massively tempted and would have loved to be at home with them. It's a huge struggle to balance work and kids and I'm not the best parent because of it, but having my own income has been so important.

Gardeninglady · 05/10/2022 06:52

Having my DS. I never thought I would have children at all , so he is extra special to me.

Blizzardbeach · 05/10/2022 06:53

I had my daughter. Most would (and did!) Say that it was a massive mistake for both me, and her that I had her.
I was 16 when I fell pregnant.
I had been emotionally and physically abused, and quite severely neglected.
I always knew things weren't ideal, and we weren't like other children, but I didn't realise quite how badly until I was a parent myself.

Having my daughter resulted in me being chucked out of the family home, and I was pretty much excluded.

Her birth was a huge catalyst for change. Before I was pregnant I was drinking every day, I was hanging around with drug dealers, my life was never going to be particularly positive.

Because of her, I needed to be better. I had to try my best to pull my life together for her. When I first held her, I knew that I couldn't let her go through what I had.

14 years later, I'm pretty proud of the life I've created.

DeepDown12 · 05/10/2022 06:55

Having DD! Also, career change at 35. Never looked back!

Tiredasamf · 05/10/2022 06:55

@Blizzardbeach i love this!

massive kudos to you for turning your life around for your little girl, you should be hugely proud ❤️

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HighlandPony · 05/10/2022 06:55

Probably a boring one. The family and friends are the best things in my life. The best decision I made was moving back to where I grew up when I had kids. Yes I live a boring 1970s sort of life but I bloody love it.

Ostryga · 05/10/2022 06:58

Having Dd. She was conceived after a lot of wine with a pretty shit man. Her dad has continued to be shit, but even with all the stress and difficulties as a single parent I wouldn’t change it for the world. She’s nearly 6 now and life is good. Better than it would have been without her.

Shiningstarr · 05/10/2022 06:59

Inheriting £147k

bloodywhitecat · 05/10/2022 07:05

Having my children.
Meeting DH.
Becoming a foster carer.

Gardeninglady · 05/10/2022 07:07

Moving from a big town to a small village.

Iamchurchill · 05/10/2022 07:08

Having kids - am gay do it wasn’t a given or even expected of me and they bring me the kind of joy Inwouldnt ever have exoected!

but that aside, as many parents would put that going to Uni in a different country really was the making of me as I was a quiet, shy kid and going to yet another country to work and backpack all summer as a student.

still some of the happiest memories EVER!

Cosmicdreams · 05/10/2022 07:10

Having my DS my rainbow baby I love him so much and he fills my life with such happiness. 💖

Penners99 · 05/10/2022 07:10

The best thing has to be my lottery win

Woodsparrow · 05/10/2022 07:13

Becoming a sahm until my youngest started school this year. I'll never get to do that time again and we all loved it. I'm especially glad we were in that situation over covid. We're not well off but scrimped to make it work and DH and I are so glad we did

mondaytosunday · 05/10/2022 07:14

Being proactive and joining an introduction agency (not online - that wasn't really a thing then) which led me to meet my husband.

kikisparks · 05/10/2022 07:15

Having DD after 4 years of infertility.
Meeting DH.
Spending a year abroad.

C1N1C · 05/10/2022 07:15

My cats. The wife comes a close third and gets bonus marks for taking care of them :)

Coastalcreeksider · 05/10/2022 07:26

Paying off the mortgage eight years ago when I bought the current house outright.

00deed1988 · 05/10/2022 07:28

Of course getting married (9 years today) and kids.

BUT also going back to uni and qualifying as a midwife! Best decision I have ever made. Love my job and still so very proud of myself!

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