I mentioned awhile back that a friend of mine lost her husband and son in a plane crash. It was one of those “this can’t be real” moments … but it was. I watched my friend walk with incredible surety in the goodness of God and His ability to care for her, even in the face of such terrible loss. I also watched her learn some difficult truths as she struggled through finding papers (and sometimes not finding papers). Where was the insurance? Was there insurance? What company did they use for the electricity? Where were the birth certificates? and on and on and on.
I’m not sharing this personal difficulty to show disrespect for anyone’s home’s office. My paperwork has not always been perfect and I’m a neatnik (and actually I’m in the process of updating all our household information because this loss has been a real wake up call for me). My point is:
It’s a very generous thing to have your paperwork in order, so that in the event of your death, your spouse will have an easier time of dealing with the inevitable onslaught of paperwork, decisions and new responsibilities. Be kind. Be prepared.
I’ve created a section on the site with reference material. I encourage y’all to take a peek and use what is beneficial to you. It can help you set up your paperwork from scratch or just give you an overview to make sure that you have what you need already in place.
I sincerely hope that none of you (or your sweeties) will ever find yourself in need of this information, but if you should, I would like to see you prepared and ready.
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Be generous! Lori <><