I remember clear as a bell, when I was 16, sitting at the kitchen table and my father telling me he had cancer.
Went with my father to m.d. Anderson hospital cancer center for a second opinion dr gave him six months to live. He died three months later
From my deceased mom to her 17yr daughter, for forgetting to say hello one morning as I was on my way to school as she pressed her .357 Magnum to my temple (one of many times from age 11-17), (the last) "I'll blow your [email protected]#$%^&*/=÷ brains out, you +×÷=/<[email protected]#$, mf, you @!#$%+×÷=/ worthless b, I rule this mf @@#$%=÷@@#$, don't you ever get up in my house and forget to say "Good Morning" to me, I blow you mf away, as she pressed the .357 harder into my temple above my left eye. I'll be waiting on you this evening to see what your b-ass will say in my house. (In front of 10-15 of her thug family, her thug friends and her husband she would later shoot ) She went on for 15-20 min, as I left for school.
I left her home, never to return and couple years later the state, (over 40 years) I saw her 8 months before she died.
She didn't ask for forgiveness and none was given.
My son once told me he was so thankful that he knew that his Dad and I always "had his back"! It was a wonderful thing that I will never forget!
It was more about what wasn't said. Anywho, my wife of 12 years divorced me but didn't even tell me. Now, some of you might be thinking that I did something to deserve this. All I did was get sick. There was no abuse of any kind.
" suck it up princess. Life's not a fairytale. If you lose your shoe at midnight you're drunk. " my best friend said that to me :/ he's a jerk , but an honest one ... He's awesome.
My Dad passed away in 1987 and my best friend told me she wouldn't be able to come to the funeral home that evening because it was her swim club night.
On the day my son moved out, he'd been busy all day. He had all of his stuff and had left. I was feeling sad, and was wondering if he'd left for good. That evening he came back and spent time with my daughter. He then came into the living room and talked to us for a while, just visiting. As he was leaving, he hugged me, and shook his father's hand, he thanked us for giving him a wonderful life. He then told us how much he appreciated us and all we had done. Then with tears he told us he loved us, and then he was gone.
I was never more proud of our son as I was at that moment. We realized that we had not only launched a man, but we had raised a caring, respectful, classy human being. :)
I've been really moved by a lot of the answers here. This isn't nearly as serious as some of the other answers, but I remember my history teacher saying to me once (while I was reading something out in class) "Oh sorry Anna, someone dropped a pencil and drowned you out. Could you start again?"
I was a very quiet and reserved student, and I don't mind being asked to speak up, but I thought that was rather rude of him to say. It was about 5-6 years ago now, but I remember it very clearly
Mr Cogburn : I'm sorry to tell you this but you'll never fly again. As a safety risk to you and others. There is nothing we can do to help you.
I have good and I have bad.
My brother called me and said, "Everything is ok, but you need to sit down. Are you sitting down?" Me, "Yes." Brother, "Dad had a heart attack. He is doing fine now, but has to have surgery tomorrow."
I was 12 or so an only giving about half an effort in school and my mother was so angry with me. She grabbed my arm to get me to focus and said, "You are so smart you can do ANYTHING! If you want to be president, YOU could be president!" I had heard people say things like that before, but it always came across as something people tell every kid trying to get them to do better. This time I understood she really meant it.
"On November 4, 1956, Soviet tanks rolled into Budapest to crush, once and for all, the Hungarian national uprising."
I was eleven. I was in the kitchen getting something to drink. My dad was sitting at the kitchen table. He unfolded the paper and said: "This means war."
(The headline was "Russia invades Hungary" in big bold black letters.)
His tone of voice implied a simple, unavoidable, absolute catastrophe.
I went cold.
I have my positives and negatives.
When i was like 13-14 years old. My father said: You are inept, incapable, you can't never do something right and you'll be no one.
(I'm a king of positivity, i won't never let this effect me however at that moment, for weeks i was questioning myself about it, then promised myself to prove it wrong)
(I have more positives and negatives in different occasions which i won't and can't forget them, but since i want to only share one from each, i wanna use this opportunity to give a special thanks to two members on here)
Just at the moment when i was having that little gab to doubt myself, these two lifted me up with their supportive words and positive ideas which pushed me forward. Sin and Angela helped me to continue harder and develop who i am. I can't never forget these words at such moment. And i can't never thank them enough.
Thank you Sin - Thank you Angela - Thank you :)