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October 2nd, 2008 at 03:56 am

Tonight in my Eng Comp class, I had to write a paper on something that I have done that included risk.

I wrote about leaving my job to help care for my parents.

I think back on that choice and it really was quite a leap of risk. That I could leave a good job that paid well...especially as the major bread winner in the stay home and care for my dad and mom....

Of course, it took refinancing our home, cashing out on my vacation and sick leave, giving up more meals out, new clothes, even makeup and haircuts....

In exchange, I got almost two years of time with my dad before he died....learned to knit...welcomed two grandbabies...baked, cooked and homemade gifts....

A risk that I would do again in a heartbeat, having the 20/20 perspective of that time with my dad....
Of course, as I wrote my paper tonight, I cried a little as I reflected on this choice...and included the ending which was going back to work to a job that I enjoy even more than the old one, making more than I did before.

Morale of the story in this case, Risk sometimes means an unexpected gift...with life changing consequenses.

I wonder what grade I will get on the paper?

4 Responses to “Risk”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    I hope you get an A!!

  2. homebody Says:

    I give you an A just for doing it!

  3. scfr Says:

    You get an A for a life well-lived, that's for sure!

  4. boomeyers Says:

    Of course, A+!

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