Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Wills

I was over at Traci 's today and her latest entry made me think about if others have wills set up, power of attorney, etc.

With Chad being in the Army and deployed, he has to have all this set up and we went a couple yrs ago and had a will drawn up for both of us, I know we both need to actually update our wills. I have power of attorney for Chad, but the one we had set up for him on me expired, so when he gets home I need to get that updated again.

Chad and I also have our cemetary plots picked out and paid for, we did that right after Jordyn died. We are young, but tomorrow is NEVER promised and knowing that even if I hopefully die an old lady, that's something our children and/or Chad will NEVER have to worry about is nice. We need to get money put aside for our funerals.

I know this is something most people don't like to think about, much less discuss, but it IS important. You need to have your wishes written out. Personally what happens at my funeral I'm not too worried about. It'll be what my family wants in general. But, I would never want them to go into debt just to have me buried.

If you haven't done any of these things, I urge you to. This is important. If you have all this done, make sure your family members know your wishes as well, less confusion later on.

 

I know fun and EXCITING entry huh! :) Life will eventually end for all of us, we can't be in denial about it. Plus it's only going to get better once in Heaven!!!!!

6 comments:

deshelestraci said...

I am pretty sure she does have one set up but am not sure.  It sounded like from when I talked yesterday that she doesn't have the big furniture items designated.  And it sounded like she was going to do the same thing that her brother did two years ago which was have an "auction" of sorts with the family members and it didn't sound like children and grandchildren had any weight.  Argh.
Traci

pixiedustnme said...

Harupf - aren't you a downer today :-)  >giggle<

scotthlori said...

I don't have ANY of that stuff done ... Scott and I keep saying we need to but nothing happens ...  ::sigh::

Lori

jckfrstross said...

what a great entry:) thanks

Deb

delela1 said...

You are so right, and it is mind boggling just how many people do not draw up wills.  It took me a couple of years to convince Sam to sit down with an attorney; he just didn't want to...denial.

Now, I'm glad we did.
Dona

grahamfarmga said...

Talking about setting money aside --- you can contact the funeral home you wish to use and pre-pay for your funeral and the give you a book to pre-plan your funeral also.
Terrie