Did you ever think of how having or not having life insurance affected you or your family?
We often prefer not to think of end of life decisions and put them off as long as possible. Sometimes, beyond the point where we can make them ourselves, not realizing that we’ve made the most difficult decision we could make by putting off that important decision. We’ve forced our loved ones to make that choice for us, and often at great cost to them, personally.
Life insurance isn’t an easy decision, but it’s a necessary purchase, while we’re still young enough to get an insurance policy.
Life changes can make obtaining life insurance impossible as we get older.
How’s your health?
Are you living on the edge, without any thought to how that will eventually affect your family and loved ones?
When my mom became ill, we realized that there had never been a time prior to her illness when we thought of her care, or what we should do for her. She’d never talked about it, and we didn’t know. We truly didn’t know.
Tears came often, and we cried with her, because we didn’t know how to make choices that she wanted made, after she’d slipped so far into those final days. And we didn’t want to force her to talk about what was coming.
I remember a time when she tried to talk to me and I’d put her off, “Oh mom, please don’t talk about that now. You’re healthy and amazing. I just don’t even want to think about you not being here.”
After she passed, I remembered that moment. I felt so sad, because we never had that talk. Her illness came so fast.
Then I was caught up in just paying for those last and final costs. I’d have worked twice as hard just to have her back for one more conversation… Just one more.
Life is golden.
Death is eminent. No matter how amazing our lives are, eventually we will face death.
Don’t face it without the knowledge that your needs, and the concerns of your loved ones are taken care of.
Life insurance. It’s a necessary priority, at any age.