Today the bishop invited the Laurels in with the "grown-ups" (alleged) for the fifth Sunday discussion. He talked about defining moments in our lives and how they shape us, then had various ward members share some of their experiences. It was actually a really neat meeting. My own dear sis Trina was called on to share, and she did a great job talking about an experience she had helping a college roommate. Another man shared how during the Korean War he was hit by a bullet that went through his helmet, zipped around the outside of his head (going so far as to burn his hair), and then dropped out of his helmet onto the ground. Woah, I know! The Double B and I both had our own thoughts, and shared some of them when we got home (yep, girls, that's my husband). The defining moment I was thinking of during the meeting happened when I was seventeen years old, right at the end of my junior year. I got called in to meet with a member of the stake presidency right before a Saturday night meeting. He said "Sister Allred, you have been called as the seminary council president. [marie's jaw hits floor.] Do you accept this calling?" I stammered out a yes, and after a brief set of instructions he stood up and set me apart. I walked into the meeting to meet up with my parents pretty darn shocked. Almost upset, it had all happened so fast, and I was so full of self-doubt. It was a defining moment for me, not just because it became one of the best experiences of my life and gave me the opportunity to feel the Lord's love for each individual, but also because I learned right there in that interview, that when the Lord calls, you answer!!!
What are some of the defining moments in your life?