It took her a while, but soon enough Charlotte knew what she had to do with the money and what would be the best investment. She shared the big news with her two children and they decided to go on a lifetime adventure. They traveled around the world and enjoyed themselves like never before.
This was something the three of them would never have been able to do if it wasn’t for the money John had left and he gave them the opportunity to do something they dreamed of. The whole trip was priceless and the memories they all created had no price tag on them.
He Never Told a Soul
Nothing made sense anymore. She picked up one of the piles of money and then she found a note. It was from John. In the note, John explained where all this money came from. This was not their savings, and he didn't have a separate account that Charlotte wasn't aware of.
As it turns out, at one stage, John inherited a large amount of money and decided not to tell anyone. He didn't want people to love him (or act as if they loved him) because of his wealth so he decided to put it aside and pretend it never existed. He thought that if no one knew about it, no one would need it. And he was right.
She Didn't Know Where to Start
It was a lot for Charlotte to take in. This was, with no doubt, a life changer. She thought of all those times in life when this kind of money could have really helped, however, the more she thought about it, the more she understood what John wanted to do. He didn't want the money to be a factor in their relationship and life journey.
He didn't want money to have any impact or any influence on their life decisions or judgments. Charlotte was now not only a widow. She was a very, very, wealthy one. Life was not the same and she did not know what to do first.
She Wanted Him So Badly
Charlotte wished John could have been there with them. He would have loved every moment of freedom they shared. She felt him in every place they visited and knew that, in spirit, he was with them all of the time. Charlotte knew there was still a significant amount of money left.
It didn't take her a long time to decide what to do with it. She wanted to make a difference. Besides taking care of her children's future, she wanted to make an influence on some large organization, or some sort of institution that could have a great impact on the world.
It Was Time to Give Back
For Charlotte, there was no other choice than to donate some of the money towards the research of the same disease John suffered from. The same illness that tragically took him away from her and left her all alone. This was the least she could do and she knew John would have approved.
He would have been so proud of her. With another portion of the money, Charlotte decided to share the love of her life with the outside world. Why should she be the only one to enjoy what John was all about? Why should she be the only one to admire him?