Was a foolish for paying off my student loans in its entirety?

So I had hefty loans (>60k) that I was really hoping to have some sort of relief from but we all know how that went down. So after hemming and hawing for months, I closed my eyes, pinched my nose and paid it all off in one fell swoop this morning…. annihilating my savings account.

The upside is that now my wife and I only have her much much much lower loans to look at but I am 100% done with it. However, our savings account was cut by 60% but we still have an ok chunk. However, I feel like I made a huge mistake and cheated my family out of monetary safety net, even though it was a difficult decision my wife and I made together.

I just needed to get that off my chest and hope for some solace from those much more fluent in the economic language than I