We all do it.
What if I didn’t do this? What if I had done that?
What if we didn’t have Emily?
I would have gone back to school and get a degree… And another… And another one.
I would have collected promotions and experiences and probably put in for a transfer oversea.
I would have seen other parts of the world.
I would have been sleeping at night.
My pay check would be earmarked for my bills and my personal purchases… Oh the wardrobe I would have!
Sounds delightful right?
My workaholic career driven mind might have made me delayed having a baby.
My husband might not be my husband…
My friends might not be my friends. Sure, I would have other friends but…
I love my friends
I love my husband
I didn’t go back to University… But that doesn’t mean I didn’t learn anything.
I’ve learn many things, I just don’t have diplomas to show for it.
I went to the school of life, the school where you are thrown right into it and you either drown or learn to swim.
I learned to swim.
I learned about many medical professions, some of which I didn’t really know anything about.
I learned about therapies.
I learned about slowing down.
I learned about celebrating success that are not measured by society but rather measured on personal accomplishment.
The learner in me is happy 🙂
I married an awesome guy who is also an awesome dad. He has flaws but so do I. (I’ll deny ever admitting that)
My husband makes me happy.
Because I married a great guy, I’ve been able to build a name for myself and although we still haven’t left Canada… I have a career.
I love what I do. My career challenges me and makes me happy.
If we didn’t have Emily, my life would be different. I would probably be happy but I wouldn’t be this happy.
Emily has taught me so much.
She’s my hero.
If we didn’t have Emily…
We would never had put a kiddy pool on our deck and I wouldn’t have seen this…
I can’t imagine not having this memory!!!
what a wonderful reflection, you have a great approach to life and are all so lucky to have each other.
Thank you. I won’t pretend that it’s always easy but I can’t imagine a world without her laughter in it.
A beautiful post about life and growing. You and Emily help us grow too. Thank you for sharing. Btw, Emily is the name of my diary:)
Thank you! Emily is a teacher beyond her years. It amazes me how much she teaches without even trying to do it.