As I've reflected over my 84 years I realize that certain events and people influenced some of the decisions I made later in life. Thus, the title "Defining Moments" was born. Even though I didn't realize it at the time, I was forming decisions and opinions based on those seemingly insignificant events and people. This book includes my family history, my personal history, and my spiritual history. My family history is based on what I saw and heard. I’ve read that when the oldest member of a family dies, a library burns to the ground! At least some of my stories will remain alive and can be passed on. My personal history includes some of the incredible people I've met along the way including my first love as well as the man I was married to for 57 years. My faith history is my journey into the heart of God as I came to know the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit on a personal level. Read about a defiant young woman, suicide, disgrace, shame, verbal and emotional abuse, anger, forgiveness, immigrants who made their dream come true, a summer in Scotland, a miracle, and much more. Get to know them all in “Defining Moments”!