If we were having coffee, I would tell you about my wife, Cheyenne, and how she is my greatest friend, the mother of my son, and the love of my life who has stuck by me for nearly 11 years, in spite of all the times she should’ve simply told me to go fuck myself.
You see, I haven’t always been the loving husband and father that I am today. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always loved her…but there were countless numbers of times where I didn’t put her first and treat her like the priority that she should’ve been in my life. I could make excuses and blame it on being young and immature, but that’s bullshit. I was simply too damn dumb to see what was right in front of my eyes and I way-too-often took her for granted. Words cannot express how grateful I am that she has stood by me, but I’ll never truly understand the why. I have come to realize how each and every one of my mistakes could have led to her ending our relationship, and that each one of those instances would have had the capability of subsequently leading to our son not existing. Take a sip of your coffee and just let that marinate and sink in for a moment. The thought of it truly breaks my heart and I will never jeopardize our unknown future again. Witnessing the power of the butterfly effect in my own life is revolutionary in that I no longer think in the here-and-now; instead, my priorities are solid and my thoughts, actions, and planning are forecast years into the future, thereby allowing me to learn from my past mistakes and, therefore, make greater decisions in the present.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that my wife is truly astounding and that I have never, nor will I ever, be truly deserving of her. However, until she wises up and realizes that (maybe by reading this? ;)) I’m gonna hold on tight as hell and never let her go.
What would you tell me about your significant other? Have you experienced any butterfly effect moments in your own life through your own mistakes/choices/experiences that have had the potential to completely decimate your entire world as you currently know it? Let me know in the comments below; thanks for joining me.