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I Will You To Do This...

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

I Will You To Do This...

This weekend, we left our kids with my parents and going on a trip.

I had you at “leaving our kids with my parents” didn't I?!

It's the first time that we've left Little Bit overnight since he was born. He is 16 months old now. I get called out of church nursery almost weekly because he pitches a fit. Remember not long ago I got called out of church because he had pitched a fit...and then later, I pitched a fit too?  Yeah, I've had some concerns about leaving him overnight.

My parents are great and my kids love them. Mom is super creative and fun, and my dad loves taking them to the Science Center to explore. They'll have a wonderful time I know. But it's still hard.

The Hubs and I have actually really been looking forward to a 7 hour car drive. Seven hours in a car without kids is way more like what “road trips” used to be...fun, an adventure, good quality time together. But then there's the business of the “what if you die” thing.

Yeah, that's completely unawesome to have to think about or talk about in every way. But we've never actually done a living will. Have you?

It's one of those things that everyone talks about, but how many of us have actually taken the time to sit down and do it? Maybe you're more thorough than I am...you probably are.

So on the way to Washington, DC I clinked out a really rough email on my phone that basically said what to do with our kids, money, and debts if we died. I'm sure that it's not good enough. Thankfully, the Hubs' dad is a lawyer and he quickly turned that 5 sentence email into an official document that should serve the purpose, if heaven help us, it needed to.

But I thought that if you out there haven't ever done this before (and don't have the Hubs' dad to fix your poorly constructed will for you,) you might like a link to an easy way to fill out a living will that a friend sent me awhile back. (I know, I know...I've had it but STILL haven't done it.) You can do this at home without the help of a lawyer, even though I've been told it's best to eventually really iron things out with legal advice. Still, it's better to have something in place that would stand up in a court than nothing at all.

So here you go...for your filling out pleasure....in case you kick the bucket. Your Last Will and Testament 

- Logan

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2 Comments:

At May 22, 2011 at 10:24 PM , Blogger Ashlee said...

A will is something I have been on Brad about for forever! Definitely not fun but needed. I hope y'all had a great trip!

 
At May 24, 2011 at 9:15 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We bit the bullet before kids when we both went to Ukraine. It needs some tweaking with new assets, but it's there. Also have Power of Attorney filed with the Register of Deeds. That should be your next step. We've witnessed first hand a wife not able to access her own checking account after her husband became incapacitated. Joint accounts aren't enough, sometimes. Good reminder to revisit ours and make sure the inlaws are still up for being parents now that there are three monkeys that really exist.
~Shannon

 

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