Monday, June 9, 2008

Question of the Week...

I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend and survived the heat! We had some vicious storms come through last night (Sunday night) that ended with our neighbor's huge tree in our yard! Stay tuned for pictures from that exciting event...

But on to this week's question. I came across an essay contest in one of my favorite magazines, RealSimple. The topic of the essay seems easy enough: describe in 1500 words or less the most important day of your life.


The blurb does give a few examples, such as "perhaps it was the day of your daughter's high school graduation" etc. The top prize is $3000.00 and the opportunity to be published in a future edition of this great mag.

All thoughts of entering (or not) aside, it got me thinking...what would be the most important day of my life? It's a tougher question than it seems on the surface. If I had to pick a single day in which the events proved most monumental, most forming, most influential on who I am today, what day would that have been? Without which day would I be different? The day I first talked to God in my bunk bed at summer camp? The day I found out I was pregnant? Delivered Maddy (that day, May 6, 2006, does seem to be a forerunner since I simultaneously graduated from college as well!)? None of the above?

What day was the most important day of your life? Tell me, but, more importantly, if you come up with a good answer, tell RealSimple. It just could be worth $3000.00 and your name in the byline of a national publication.


Ps. This just included for extra cuteness :)


Rebekah said...

The most important day of my life? I think it changes over time. For a long time I would have said my Wedding, but it's funny how quickly that takes second stage to real life.

My most awestruck moment was watching Maddy be born.

My largest adrenaline rush was watching Eva be born.

My sweetest moment of late:
Tears streaming down my during Juno and looking over to see the same reaction on Ben.

Brad Ruggles said...

That's actually a question I've been toying around with for a future blog post. I was going to ask that question and ask people to list the most important/memorable moment if you don't include the usuals (marriage, salvation, birth of a child).

The only reason I haven't written about this yet is because I'm still thinking about the answer to this question myself.