You never want to hear or read the words “It’s with great sadness that we announce the death of…” but this morning, that’s just what I read.
I logged onto my favorite social media site and there it was. A letter from a lovely young wife and mother, posting an extremely heartfelt thank you to all of those near and dear to her and her family for all of the giving and supporting, prayers, meals and services that they had lavished on her and her 5 children in these last months. It’s then that I found out that her young, loving husband had lost his 11 month long fight with cancer.
I knew that his treatments weren’t going well when I’d see glimpses of his pictures of him getting thinner and thinner. I knew that this lovely family was preparing for what could be the end of their original family unit when they took a trips and spent special time together making fabulous memories to last. But, as I do, I said a prayer, had faith and left this man’s life in God’s hands. Guess we just never know when the time will come and how our lives will end. At least most of us. But, George knew and Beth knew and their 5 kids, all under 13 probably knew that the end was hear.
I only knew the mom, Beth, when we met almost 10 years ago at a networking event. Then, as we moved geographically apart and really didn’t stay in touch, I only saw her family evolving on Facebook and what a lovely family they are! Sad and lost for words to express myself for her loss, her incredible sadness, I did reach out to tell her how sorry I was for her husband’s lost battle and that he was now no longer is any pain and suffering. Still, these words just never seem like enough.
Do you think George had life insurance? I’m believing that because of his good job and his and Beth’s 5 children; because they had a home, horses and such a sense of responsibility that he did. Imagine having a home and 5 kids to take care of. George had the job that he worked just about until he passed. He made the income, Beth home schooled.
It was this morning’s heartbreak that brought me around to feeling proud that I help people in the ways that I do – providing peace of mind and a means for families with lost fathers or mothers to be able to stay in their homes, keep the pick up truck and perhaps be able to stay home for a bit to recover; to continue to home school, take the time to grieve and catch a breath.
There is much sadness around death but we are all going to go one day. Thinking about losing any of my family members breaks my heart. Thinking about this and knowing my family won’t be burdened is a big issue for me. I can’t imagine grieving and worrying about how to pay all the bills too. What breaks your heart? To learn more about insurance and how it can help you in so many ways reach out to me or simply click on this picture.
(c) 2015 D.C. Brown