Events from childhood, our first experiences, have the power to shape our lives. Some do immediately, offering us challenges to overcome and encouragement to make use of our talents and interests. In the process, character is built, and we make the first steps upon our personal paths. Some events seem to lay dormant until adulthood when our closest relationships help to bring out the deepest aspects of ourselves. This is when unexamined lessons can be used and neglected childhood wounds make themselves known in a call for healing.