Good to Go

Good“This song fits you to the T,” my husband said looking over at me as we drove along our rural, mountain highway here in Alaska. “You didn’t listen to the words did you?” I admitted that I hadn’t. He played Jason Aldean’s song, “Good to Go,” again for me to hear.

Listening carefully to the words I eagerly agreed the song was written just for me and asked him to play it again. Often I think about the “generous and mostly undeserved blessings I’ve had” in my life and about my unbelievable fortunate in having “found love” in this incredibly supportive man.

At times I lay awake at night in disbelief and “sometimes I can’t believe this life is mine.” So many times I have told people, “If this is as good as it gets, man I think I’m good to go.” That isn’t to say I haven’t “had my troubles, had my trials,” or “had days that I’ve been fighting mad but the good times have more than out weighed the bad.” I’ve “laughed so hard I couldn’t stop, seen the sunrise from a mountain top” and held my babies and grandbabies, and have been blessed with “some of the coolest friends you could ever have,” including my best friend – my mother.

I’ve had setbacks and disappointments in my life, multiple sclerosis being one of them, but in the end, “The good far outweighs the bad,” and if life ended today, “I’m good to go.”

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Melissa Cook
Melissa Cook is the author of As a retired high school teacher and school district administrator, she chooses to share her MS story in hopes of benefiting others.