Omg, Carrie, this is great! My daughter is grown too, but I am very familiar with omg I was worried about you where were you if you didn’t answer the next call I was going to drive over there.
I am so sorry to hear you had heart surgery but glad you’re fine. Seriously… I think you should submit this piece to one of the publications about life lessons or such. There’s a whole list here: https://toppub.xyz/
Just find one that sounds like a good fit, then go to the publication and look to see if they have submission instructions.