My Greatest Lesson
I specifically saved this last paragraph for my final moments before I go. I’m glad I’m able to write this last paragraph, because it means I didn’t die in some freak accident and get deprived of the opportunity to write this final piece. It would have been a shame to let this go unfinished. At least I can go feeling satisfied. So, here I am, clocking in for the last time before I get to call some new, blissfully wondrous place my home. I’m here, surrounded by my absolutely wonderful family that I would not have traded for the universe. I love them with all of my heart, and I could not be more ecstatic at this moment that I was able to spend my life with them. I could not have asked for any better husband, who was faithful, loved me with all of his heart, and gave me the world every single day. I raised two children who brighten my day every single time I see them, two children who I know are destined to change the world someday. My family is everything to me, and it breaks my heart to know I am leaving them now. Sure, maybe I never ended up becoming the big, successful, money-making career woman that I aspired to be oh so long ago, and I ended up having a family instead. This is no matter to me. The love I shared with my husband and kids is worth far more than any other life I could have pursued. I would choose them any day over anything else. That is the largest lesson I have learned from my time here, that love always comes first, that love is what makes us the happiest. And if we can all take a little time to remember how powerful and astounding love is, then I think the world can be a better place overall.