Friday, January 8, 2021

Defining Moments.... by Christine Bush

  It’s a new year! New day!  A time for changes.

The present and the future will probably be filled with lots of changes for all of us, no matter what age or stage of life we are in.

But today I wanted to talk about the past, about the times in our lives when we were faced with a “crossroads”.

Or a decision.


Or when a giant change was thrust upon us.  Whether we wanted it or not.


I call these moment “defining moments.” They show the stuff that we are made of!

They are sometimes the times that often take amazing courage. Our decision alters the path of our life.

We quit a job instead of allowing ourselves to be belittled by an incompetent boss one more time.

We say yes to the ring! 

We bite our tongue during a heated argument, and do NOT say the thing that would be hurtfully remembered forever.

We stand up for something or someone when it’s right, even though we know there will be a cost.

Or sometimes, by some minute, or surprise choice, life changes just as much. It can be for good or bad.  Like someone taking a right turn instead of a left,  unwittingly missing a bad accident.

Or randomly selecting a lottery number (let’s all hope for this one).


If the decision was forced upon us, the strength comes from how we handle the circumstances.

We are strong women, and I think we need to applaud ourselves and each other when we show this courage.

How about the characters we love in our books?  I find those strengths in the characters I love, the ones I remember.

In my book “Christmas with the  Crazy Cowboy”, my heroine has absolutely turned her life upside down for the good of her child’s emotional needs.  And my hero is at a crossroads.  Defining moments.  Can they find love?  Spoiler alert….. Yes!

Christmas with the Crazy Cowboy - Kindle edition by Bush, Christine. Romance Kindle eBooks @


And how about you?  Have you faced some “defining moments?”  And in your most loved books, are there some “defining moments” too?  I’d love to hear!

Love, Christine

 Christine Bush is a USA Today Bestselling author of romance, romantic mystery, and suspense.  She can be found living in the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania with her husband and 2 lazy cats, and spending time with her 14 grandchildren.   When she’s not writing, she’s teaching Psychology at a local college, and working with clients in her private practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She loves to hear from readers and writers!


More heroines with more defining moments!

Christine’s Anthology of four sweet Christmas novellas is available now for $2.99!








  1. I've had some life-altering moments for sure, Christine. It has made me better understand the saying, "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger."

  2. I've had so many defining moments, I can't choose just one. :) Your books sounds awesome, Christine!