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Monday, November 16, 2009

Last Will And Testament

No one likes to talk about death, but it's inevitable. It is going to happen, it's just a matter of when. People aren't comfortable with the notion of not being here and it's very strange thinking about and especially talking out loud about your own mortality and what your wishes are after you are gone, but it is completely necessary.

I am so thankful that my parents had the forethought to create a Will and although it was very dated, it served as a helpful road map to my sister and I as we settled their estate.

Your dad and I are in the process of creating a Living Trust should something happen to either or both of us and while you and I were in the Bay Area last week, I met with our attorney. He had me hand write my Last Will and Testament, which immediately protects you and names your guardian. It was a totally surreal exercise, but I know more than most, how life can turn on a dime, so I feel an enormous sense of comfort just knowing that this piece of paper now exists.

I urge my small audience here to encourage their parents, if still living to face the difficult task of developing a their Wills and also to start thinking about their own desires. Better late than never, as they say and I believe that this legal declaration is one of the most important ones we have to make.

The best is yet to be.

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Blogger maia said...

We did this very shortly after Sarah was born. I'm so thankful that my uncle is a lawyer focusing on estate law and he helped us.
We're thinking of you while you prep for your big trip - have fun and I hope you blog while you're away. Love keeping up with your adventures this way.

maia

November 16, 2009 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

I admire that you and Todd did this very difficult but so important step. But I do admit that I hope that your will is never used. I hate to even think for a second about my life minus you, let alone you and Todd.
But I am sure that the will gives you and Todd some much needed peace of mind.

November 17, 2009 at 7:14 AM  

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