It’s amazing how someone can come into your life and change you, how can they can make you see the world in a completely different way. I had a vision for my life, where I was going to be, who I was going to become, and it looked nothing like it is today.

I was supposed to be a single high flying CEO by the time I was 30, traveling the world first class, fancy jets, expensive dinners, something like a movie. However when I look back at everything I wanted for my future I didn’t really know why I wanted it, it lacked meaning or purpose. I wasn’t sure how it was going to make my life any better.

It’s funny how we want so much but we never really think about why we want it or how it’s going to bring joy to our lives. We think we need something when in reality we are just being told we need it by a society that is more and more driven by how you look rather than who you are.

Then one day I met her, was she the one? Was she the woman of my dreams? At that point I didn’t know, but one thing was for sure is she made my question what was truly important in my life, and brought it down to one simple thing, love. When I woke up I wanted to hear her voice, I would keep my phone on my desk at work waiting for her text, I would get home wondering how her day went.

I stopped thinking about all the stuff I wanted for my life and starting wishing she would be part of mine. I stopped needing to spend more money on myself and just wanted to spend more with her. I stopped caring about where I wanted to be, and keeping thinking about where we could be together.

Then she took a chance on me and gave me her hand, she blessed me with two little boys, she gave me a purpose beyond myself and taught me the greatest lesson of all, that all you truly need in your life to be happy and successful is people who love you with all their heart.